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JUNE 13 

No. 24 


Legitimate Competition. 

Whatever is in the wind, our readers who may have 
the opportunity of seeing any one of our contemporaries 
will agree that there is no limit to the "hot air" which 
is being ventilated on the film question and no end of 
fool suggestions and bad advice being tendered by those 
who ought to know better or who have axes to grind. 

The controlling factor in the future destiny of this 
industry of mushroom growth is the great and whimsical 
public. Exhibitor, renter and manufacturer alike would 
be wise to their own interests if they would turn a deaf 
ear to the rantings of agitators or the dictates of any one 
man whose policy may be solely based on selfish motives. 
The wiser plan would be for them to make a closer study 
of public opinion and steer their course accordingly. The 
most direct way in which this could be accomplished is 
for the manufacturer, the renter and the exhibitor to 
mingle more frequently with the audiences in motion 
picture theaters and listen to the sentiments expressed by 
the habitues of these shows. Very few do this. The 
average renter is content with running the subject in his 
exhibition room and the heads of several manufacturing 
concerns rarely see all the subjects produced by their 
house, much less mingling occasionally with the cattle 
whom they all like to milk, to see how the fodder is 

Next to the public is the exhibitor. He, more than the 
renter or the manufacturer, is in a position to throw 
light on the path ahead. If he has any brains he will be 
guided by public sentiment, and he should certainly have 
a say as to what subjects he desires for his clientele, but 
the advice to select his service from both sides of the 
fence is as unwholesome as the source from which it 
emanated. It is well that there are two competing ele- 
ments in the field. It simplifies the question of providing 
separate programs to theaters which are in close- proxim- 
ity to each other and it gives the manager the opportunity 
of making a distinct change if he is subjected to treat- 
ment which is injurious to his business, as in the case of 
a correspondent in our issue of May 9th. 

Another good reason why the present situation is to be 
preferred is that the competition between the two fac- 
tions will tend to the production of subjects that are better 

in quality and tone. To suppress competition would re-\ 
move all incentive to raise or even keep up to the stand- 
ard. To attempt to Crush out competition by selling at 
cost or at ruinous prices is the method of the trusts and 
has been adopted with more or less success in several \ 
lines of industry, but the conditions existing in the film 
manufacturing field are not amenable to such methods. 
A prominent factor among the independent manufac- 
turers remarked that if his opponents were to give away 
their products it would not influence him to lower his 
prices and would not affect the demand for his output. 

Legitimate competition is good for all lines of business. 
Judging from the letters which we received from mem- 
bers * of the Film Service 'Association, and which ^we 
published in last week's issue and in this, they are not 
afraid of or averse to the competition of the Independents. 
Judging from the hit made by a prominent Independent 
factor, advertised in last week's papers, the Independents 
are equally satisfied with the position they hold. As a 
matter of fact, both are too firmly established to be 
obliterated one by the other. Instead of fighting to 
monopolize all that may remain after the carnage, why 
not agree upon a course which will promote and ensure 
greater success for all concerned ? 

Failures of NicKelodeons. 

Each week brings to light a list of moving picture 
places that have passed into the hands of the sheriff.' 
The moving picture business is no more impregnable to 
such conditions than any other line. Poor locations, bad 
management and a score or more of other contingencies 
develop in the picture line with the same frequency that 
they do in commercial business. In many cases failures 
are due to a bad start. Too many people imagine that 
all they need is sufficient money to fit up a place and 
pay the first week's expenses. They count upon the re- 
ceipts to do the rest. The men who win out on this 
policy are few. Many managers have run a new place 
at a loss for weeks, but their capital has eventually placed 
them at the goal. 

The "talking pictures" are meeting with a large share 
of newspaper praise, and it must also be said that they 
have caught the public fancy. In the People's Theater 
in this city, where the chronophone has lately been in- 
stalled, the applause at the end of the numbers show how 
they are appreciated. 

This world that we live in is peculiarly constituted. 
The rich, the poor, the honest, dishonest, energetic, sloth- 
ful, the miser and philanthropist, all breathe the same 
atmosphere. They walk side by side; they rank elbow 
to elbow. True, they do not intentionally associate, but 
"they are always with us." Thus it is in the journalistic 
field. . We meet strange bedfellows — good fellows to a 
sense, but strange, nevertheless. We find fellows that 
have a combative, restless nature, for instance. Fellows 
who have no particular object in life. They reach out 
with no particular aim. They muddle things. The most 
pitiable object of all is the one who will betray personal 
confidence. In organized labor a "squealer" is the most 
despised being, and the "squealer" who "squeals" for 
immunity or sympathy is worse than the involuntary one. 

N..B. — Our readers will please note that this is not 
published as a loose-leaf supplement, but is embodied in 
the paper. 



Lesion* for Operators. 

Opinions on the Rental Schedule 

Contlnaad 1 . 

By F. H. Richardson, Operator, Chicago. 

CHAPTER XII.— Continued. 

This is a subject of more importance than perhaps any 
other one thing in all these articles, since there is more 
actual damage done to films in rewinding than from all 
other causes put together. It is a matter of surprise how 
few managers, film men and operators understand that 
nine-tenths of the "rain marks" in films are caused in 
rewinding; but it is the fact, nevertheless. There is al- 
ways more or less dust in the air, and some of it naturally 
adheres to the film, especially if oily, the adherence 
being probably aided by the static electricity generated 
by the friction of the celluloid as it passes through the 
machine. Now, when you partially rewind loosely and 
then "pull down," t. e., revolve the reel while holding 
the film stationary to tighten the roll, these grains of 
dust act as so many miniature plows on the emulsion, re- 
sulting in the familiar rain marks, which are really fine 
scratches in the emulsion. Common sense ought to tell you 
that this is true, and common sense also will tell you that 
you are committing an outrage on a film every time you 
"pull down" the roll. Usually this pulling down is nec- 
essary simply because you are too lazy to do your re- 
winding right, though this, of course, does not apply 
where one is not given time to do it properly, as is too 
frequently the case. 

Rewinding should be done as follows: Grasp the 
edges of the film between the thumb and finger with 
pressure enough to cup it slightly so that the film will 
be rolled tightly without pulling down, also that you may 
by sense of touch detect any loose patches or breaks in 
the track, and rewind slowly. The film should always 
be held by its edges in rewinding — never flatwise, since 
by holding it flat between the thumb and fingers you may 
injure the emulsion with perspiration and will be certain 
to injure it by scratching. The pressure of the fingers 
holding the film flatwise in time produces a multitude of 
very fine scratches in the emulsion, thus rendering the 
film dull. Never, never, never rewind at high speed out 
of a film box, as a snarl may come at any instant, and 
more than likely there will be a torn film, necessitating 
the loss of from one to a dozen pictures, thus injuring 
the film permanently. This means, if it be a rented film, 
that every operator and manager who runs it afterwards, 
and they may number hundreds, must suffer for your 
ignorance, laziness or carelessness. It takes longer to 
do your rewinding right, true, but it also takes longer 
to wash your clothing than it would to burn them ; but 
you would raise thunder with your better half if she 
burned a few of your shirts to save labor. When you 
have finished reading the above, read it over again, and 
if you have in the past been guilty, just let it soak in, 
my boy, and sin no more. Pulling down is where the 
rain marks come from — that and holding the film flat- 
wise between the fingers when rewinding. Paste that 
fact in your hat and remember it. Do your work right, 
and don't be a "would-be." 

Severaljcommunications are unavoidably held over un- 
til next week, and also an announcement that will be of 
the greatest interest to the entire trade. What vre refer 
to w'll give an impetus to the business and remove many 
existing drawbacks, and also upset some well-established 
ideas as to what is and what is not possible. 


We are in receipt of your letter of May 25, and in reply 
to your inquiry beg to sav that the article on this question 
that appears in the Moving Picture World of May 23 prac- 
tically expresses our opinion. 

At the present time we have only competition from inde- 
pendent exchanges (in the matter of rental prices), and wc 
make a bid for business on the strength of service. We have 
some competition, of course, from exchange members, and 
our bid for business in that case also is always based on 
service. This we consider honest competition and are will- 
ing to take our chances against it. If the schedule is abol- 
ished, we would have not alone to compete with independent 
concerns on prices, but with our own members, and then 
we can see nothing but chaos, and the general demoraliza- 
tion of the business. For the present, therefore, until we 
find that it is absolutely necessary to abolish the schedule, 
we are in favor of upholding it. - Yours truly, A. A. 


In answer to yours of 26th inst. regarding rental schedule, 
we, from what we can learn, are not in the same zone as the 
people advocating cheaper rental rates. Here the houses are 
mostly 10 cents admission, good substantial places, and run 
almost without thought of the rental rate. We personally 
very seldom touch the minimum rate, and would not under 
any circumstances, if there was no schedule, rent for less 
than we are now doing, and could not imagine any firm ex- 
pecting to make anything out of the business doing- so. 
Such stuff as the independents are shipping into our city is 
very poor in quality, and no house will touch it at any 
price. Yours very truly, B. B. 

Dear Sirs: 

We have your favor of the 26th ult, and in reply to same 
will say we have always believed in making our own prices, 
and some time ago we wrote the secretary of the Film 
Service Association when they sent out bulletins asking the 
opinion from different renters on this same question, and 
we told them that we favored the abolishing of the schedule, 
and make our own prices. Before the schedule price was 
made we got better prices for new films than we do now, and 
the schedule knocked us out of renting old films on account 
of the prices. Yours very truly, ' C. C 


There was once a boy who liked to frighten the other chil- 
dren in the neighborhood, and when they were playing in the 
forest he would suddenly cry out: "Wolf! wolf!" and cause 
them to shriek with fear, only to be laughed at. So often 
did the men from the fields rush to the rescue of the children 
when this bad boy cried "wolf," that they got tired, and when 
one. day the wolf did actually come, they left this boy to his 
fate, believing that he was fooling them as usual. 

The Moving Picture World was not crying wolf when a 
few weeks ago it chronicled the fact that the Hitland Slide 
Company (Helf & Hager) were filling in their old broken 
sets of slides and selling them to the detriment of the trade 
for. $3.00 per set. There was nothing wrong or out of the 
way in Helf & Hager doing this. They were strictly with- 
in their legal rights to sell their slides for whatever price 
they wished, and we were strictly within our legal rights to 
criticise the ruinous cut in the price of slides. 

But the worst effect of the whole proceeding was the action 
of the film renters, who bought their slides, representing to 
other slide makers that leading manufacturers of slides had 
cut the prices of slides to $3.00 per set, and that unless they 
did the same thing they would withdraw their patronage. 
Their attempt to make it appear that the cut was a perma- 
nent one was unscrupulous to a degree. While they did not 
say so in so many words, they inferred that they could Buy 
brand new slides from the best manufacturers for $3.00 per 
set, get free music with them, and that this arrangement -was 
to be continued. Then, when their bluff was called, they 
denied that they had patronized the cheap slide market, or 
that they had tried to use bargain-counter prices to depress 
the price of new slides from other makers. 

Now, Helf & Hager come out with an advertisement in 
a contemporary which confirms the articles which we pub- 
lished, and refutes the assertions of those film renters who 



denied that they were purchasing sets of slides at bargain 

prices. . .-. . « -, .' . 

They likewise admit that the slides sold for the ruinous 
cut-price were from the studios of DeWitt C. Wheeler, Scott 
& vad Altena, The Van Allin Company, Moore-Bond Com- 
pany, and other leading makers. While the above slide 
makers cannot deny the right of Helf & Hager to sell 
their slides for $3.00 per set, they will be no doubt greatly 
edified to know that perfect sets of their slides have been 
sold by this firm for several dollars per set cheaper than 
they will sell them to the consumer, or, in fine, that Helf 
& Hager is cutting under them in price on their own make 
of slides to their own customers. They have no doubt been 
wondering what had become of the orders from the firms 
who had ben buying from Helf & Hager. Now they know 
and they will readily agree that these people were or would 
be the silliest simpletons to pay them five dollars for some- 
thing they could get for three dollars from Helf & Hager. 
They will likewise no doubt be greatly pleased to find that 
Helf & Hager have been using their make of slides to 
wean their legitimate trade away from them. 

It is not our intention or desire to do Helf & Hager any 
wrong, injustice, or impute any ulterior motives to them. 
We reiterate that they were acting entirely within their 
rights, and again we reiterate that we are acting entirely 
within our rights to criticise any transaction that destroys 
legitimate trade. Had not the firms who patronized Helf 
& Hagcr's bargain counter used their prices as a big stick e 
over the heads of other slide makers to compel them, under 
threat of loss of patronage, to sell their goods for less than 
they could be made for, probably nothing would have ever 
been said about Helf & Hager's clearing sale. 

And now we wish to ask Helf & Hager one question. We 
know that Mr. Alfred Simpson illustrated their song, "I'm 
Tying the Leaves So They Won't Come Down," for them, 
and we wish to know who made the slides for this song 
which they put out with a plain mat on? Mr. Simpson uses 
a special mat, and we know that none of the pictures made 
by him were "woozy," but many of the slides put out for 
this song with the plain mats on were badly blurred and 
very poorly colored. To . a person who knows slides these 
looked like contact copies. Were they? and if so, "who did 
the copying?" 

Helf & Hager also announce that they have not gone out 
of the slide business, only temporarily suspended . manufactur- 
ing, and that a new company is soon to be incorporated for 
$10,000. We wish them all the good fortune that may come 
to them in getting rid of the old slides in their establish- 
ment, and we understand from their advertisement that they 
are still trying to. get rid of them; but we likewise call the 
attention of every slide maker in the country to the fact 
that they need, far worse than the film dealers, an association 
which will fix an iron-clad schedule of prices, or they will 
in another year be compelled to further reduce the price of 
slides which is now so low that there is very little profit in 
the business. 


By Hans Leigh. 

Sir Henry Irving was not the greatest actor who ever 
lived. Many people were of the opinion that he wasn't much 
of an actor at all. 

But somebody admitted that he had a genius for "detail," 
and a good many people believe to-day that this genius for 
detail was the chief basis of living's success. 

In the drama of the twentieth century "detail" has be- 
come a fetish. The actor or dramatist who neglects "detail" 
courts faHure. 

Now, the moving picture, as compared with the drama, 
suffers under a good many handicaps, but in the matter of 
detail both are on an even footing. Therefore, it behooves 
the makers of moving pictures to study detail, to plan it up 
for everything it is worth. 

By detail, I mean the small things which go to make a 
picture perfect — perfection of scenery, perfection of stage 
accessories, perfection of costume, and perfection of "move- 

Only a day or two ago I saw a fine production from the 
Biograph, entitled "The King's Messenger." In this picture, 
* after the climax is reached, the hero bids farewell to the 
heroine, leaps on his horse and rides furiously away. Two 
scenes follow in which the hero is seen riding at top speed, 
and as the third scene opens, the hero dasRes into the King's 
presence chamber where he finds — the heroine calmly wait- 
ing for him. 

"Hello," exclaims the spectator, ''did she get there in an 

This little forgetfulness of detail obliges the manager to 
explain to his audience by word of mouth that when hero 
and heroine parted the lady returned to the court, while the 
hero rode on to the army and returned to court a month 
or two later. A title "A Month Later," would have helped, 
but a picture showing the hero delivering his dispatch to 
the general of the army would have been better. This is an 
imperfection in "movement." 

Then there are imperfections in action. A little while ago 
I saw a picture, entitled "Away Down East," which was so 
deficient in this - respect that I hadn't the faintest idea of 
what it was all about. It was absolutely unintelligible. 

It would be easy to multiply instances of improper cos- 
tuming, improper stage setting, and the use of improper .ac- 
cessories, but I have now in mind a picture which possesses 
nearly every fault which I have suggested. 

This is a "Mesalliance," which the makers mis-spell 

The hero is a nobleman and an army officer. When he 
marries the heroine he is in full-dress from the crown of 
his head to the skirt of his tunic. There is nothing lacking 
of gold lace and feathers. 

But his trousers — alack the day! Perhaps they split when 
he was lacing his boots; or they didn't come home from the 

The audience is left to guess what became of the baron's 
"other" trousers, but something dreadful must have hap- 
pened to them, for the poor fellow was compelled to wear 
an old pair of gray tweeds, which he kept for spading the 
garden, and which had belonged to his deceased uncle. Qf 
course, I may be mistaken in this, but I cannot guess any 
other reason why a real baron should wear such a wrinkled, 
ill-fitting, knee-bagged pair of pants at his own wedding. 

Two years elapse, in which time the baron and his wife , 
have produced a fine four-year-old child, which is saying a 
good deal for the climate of Denmark, where the scene of 
this drama is laid. 

But although the baron has been more than successful in 
the parental line, he has apparently been unable to accumu- 
late a new pair of pants. The old gray tweeds are still doing 
duty in connection with the feathers and gold lace which 
ornament the baron's superstructure. The two years have 
not changed a wrinkle or evolved a patch. The baron's wife 
is living in the seventh heaven of bliss. Not even his pants 
have been sufficient to cloud the horizon of their happiness. 
True love, indeed! 

But alas, the demon "Trouble" is at hand. One day the 
baron receives "orders" to go to the Danish West Indies. 
In real life the baron would at least Jiave been given time 
to pack his trunk, but these orders are different. The baron 
has time to press only one kiss on his dear one's brow. Then 
he rushes across the ocean, with nothing but his dear old 
pants to remind him of the loved ones at home. 

Arrived in the Danish West Indies, the baron finds that 
the Boers are up in arms (sic). One day he is strolling along 
a country road in intimate friendly companionship with two 
or three private soldiers, when the party is set upon by Boers 
and the baron is killed. 

In due time a brother officer brings the sad news to the 
baron's family, and the poor, poor baroness is turned out to 
starve by her mother-in-law, who never liked her. The audi- 
ence is left to suppose that the baron was a penniless baron, 
entirely dependent on his mother for a living, and that some- 
how there wasn't even a pension for the poor young baroness 
to live on. So she is forced to take in sewing to support 
their phenomenal child. 

But, as the dime novels used to say, "Our hero was not 
dead." He was only slightly stunned, and before the Boers 
were out of sight he was able to get up and staggeraway. 

Now, did he go back to his regiment and report himself, 
as the regulations reauire? Oh, no. If he had done this, 
as the eighteenth century romancers used to say, "this drama 
would never have been written," and more's the pity. 

Had the army marched on, and was he left to be nursed 
back to life by friendly Boers? 

No; he got back to his regiment all right, but he never 
reported himself. He deserted; sneaked out of the country; 
got over to the American coast in a small boat, and then took 
ship to dear old Denmark. 

''How do you know that?" asks somebody. "The picture 
doesn't say so." 

The picture doesn't say anything about it, but I know it 
is true because when the baron rushed in just in time to save 
his wife from starvation, he had on his dear old gray tweed 



Now, when the baron was shot down by Boers, he wore 
a service uniform of white duck. It follows, therefore, that 
he must have crept quietly back to his quarters, abstracted his 
.dear old gray pants and the rest of his wedding outfit, dis- 
carded his service uniform, and sneaked out of the country 
without the military authorities knowing anything about it, 
otherwise, of course, the report of his death would have 
been contradicted. 

Just what punishment the baron got for deserting is left 
to the imagination of the audience. It may have been death, 
or perhaps only imprisonment. But a deserter who comes,, 
home in full-dress uniform certainly deserves what he gets.' 

But whatever finally may have been visited on the baron, 
it was as nothing compared to the punishment which should 
be visited on the maker of such a rubbishy picture. 

It is' pictures such as these which bring discredit on the 
theatorium. The public deserves something better. The peo- 
ple of the twentieth century are not fools, and it requires 
but little intelligence to see the absurdities of a picture like 

Film makers must remember that it is the little things that 
count, and it is an error of judgment to spoil the effect of 
an entire drama to save - the price of a pair of pants. 


By Wm. M. Hamilton, President Philadelphia Association of 


In my last article I claimed that in five years we would 
look back with wonder at the strides this business has taken. 
The present article will be devoted to the picture which will 
show the writer's idea of what we may look for in that di- 
rection. It may be a bold assertion, but when we have the 
coming pictures in our possession we will regard the picture 
of to-day as the merest experiment. This picture will be 
made on a non-inflammable film which is now an assured 
fact, and is certainly the greatest stride that could be made 
to protect life and property. At the same time it can be 
used as a powerful lever to place this much abused (by the 
press) business on at least a level with any other. But the 
picture that goes on the film is the most important part, as 
far as artistic merit goes. Every one knows that the picture 
of to-day is what we term a flat picture, it has the same 
effect on a person as if they shut one eye to look at a 
natural scene. The reason is that we see only one part of 
that which we are looking at, while the effect of binocular 
vision is to see two parts of an object at once, a different 
part with each eye, and when these two objects are dis- 
solved into one in the brain, we then get this idea of solidity 
and distance. Every one knows what a stereoscope is and 
how the picture stands out. You are looking at two, but in 
looking through the stereoscope you think you only see one. 
If you examine both pictures, you will see that each is a little 
different from the other. I submit a clipping of recent date 
from tiie French paper, L'lllustration, which speaks for itself: 
According to L'lllustration, of Paris, an epoch 
making discovery in photography has been communi- 
cated to the French Academy of Science by Prof. 
Lippmann, of Paris, whose reputation as an optical 
expert is well known. 

Prof. Lippmann has submitted to the Academy the 
first specimens of pictures taken by a new photo- 
graphic apparatus which reproduces the relief im- 
pression of an ordinary photograph when seen 
through a stereoscope, only more distinct in outline. 
Moreover, the perspective on the photographic plate 
changes according to the angle of vision under which 
it is. viewed, a thing which has until now never been 
accomplished. ' 

The eye thus sees a photographed landscape liter- 
ally true to nature. The method by which this result 
is achieved is said to be of the simplest 
It can be readily seen that we will get the same effect on 
the film as we now get in the stereoscope. This, combined 
with the production of natural colors, will be the acme of 
the motion picture business. This may seem like too good 
a promise, but when we stop to think that all the great 
things we have to-day were made piece by piece, one. man 
perfects one part while another would perfect another, and 
so on until finally some practical man would bring the dif- 
ferent discoveries together and astonish the world. The 
non-inflammable ■ film is here. Color photography is here. 
The method of giving the appearance of solidity to distance 
is here. Sciene has done her share. Now, who is the matt 
with the means at his command to marshal all three into one 
and give us the motion picture of the future? 

St. Joseph, Mo.— Geo. W. Bell & Sons have installed a 
moving picture show at Krug Park. 

Justice Kelly, sitting in the Supreme Court,. Brooklyn, has 
decided that moving picture shows must not be conducted in 
tenement houses. 

Hoboken, N. J.— According to a decision of the Board of 
Council, motion picture shows will be assessed a yearly 
license fee of $100. 

Evansville, Ind. — Motion pictures, with mechanical talking 
accompaniment, is to be the attraction at the Majestic Thea- 
ter, which has been leased by Edward Raymond. 

, Toluca, HL, June 5. — The Toluca Theater, Roberts & Pasina, 
managers, has just been opened. Pictures and songs. Admis- 
sion, 5c 

Crawfordsville, Ind., June 1. — The Majestic Theater has 
been leased by Wayne Ash for the Summer months. He 
will run only motion pictures and illustrated songs. 

The Grand Opera House, Indianapolis, Ind., is employing 
graduates from a local dramatic school to, do the talking be- 
hind the screen, in conjunction with the pictures. This is a 
step in the right direction. 

Springfield, O. — The Fairbanks Theater, under the manage- 
ment of Lee M. Boda, has opened with pictures and songs. 
The pictures are further enhanced by talking parts behind 
the screen performed by members of the Valentine Stock 

Indianapolis, Ind., Tune 1. — The city building inspector has 
notified all the nickel theaters that they must cut out vaude- 
ville and confine themselves strictly to pictures, or, else take 
out theatrical licenses and conform to the theater construc- 
tion ordinance. 

Grand Rapids, Mich.— Mr. A. J. Gilligham's new Vaudette 
Theater on Monroe street is said to be one of the most taste- 
fully decorated and best equipped 5-cent theater in the State. 
Several features are worthy of mention — the excellent ventila- 
tion, a lecturer who explains the pictures, and a singer who 
really can sin*. 

Columbus, Ga., June 3. — The Broadway Theater (formerly 
the Gay), on Twelfth street, has been opened under, the 
management of T. E. Cofneld. with moving pictures and 
illustrated songs, exclusively. The house has been renovated 
and the latest comfort-giving devices installed, and at 5 cents 
admission is drawing large crowds. 

Norfolk, Va., June 4. — A permit has been issued by Build- 
ing Inspector Holland for the erection of an $8,000 theater 
at the corner of Granby and Washington streets. This 
theater will be open by the 15th of July and possibly sooner. 
It will be managed by E. St. John Howard, of Newport 
News, and will be known as the Royal Theater. The com- 
pany which is backing the new enterprise was financed in 
Newport News principally. 

Galveston, Tex^ June 4- — Mr. W. J. Nichols, who is going 
to open the Crystal moving picture show where the Colonial 
Vaudeville used to be, has made arrangements to have Mr. 
G. K. Jorgensen, formerly owner of the Theatorium, who is 
now living in Little Rock, Ark., come to this city and. super- 
intend the installing of the new show. Mr. Jorgensen in- 
stalled the first picture show in Houston, which was known 
as the Electric Theater; also the first to introduce moving 
pictures in Galveston. Owing to the fact that he has been 
in the show business for some time and has always been 
successful in all its branches is a good guarantee that the 
Crytal is going to be up to date in every respect. 




A correspondent of the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" says: 
•] should like to ask through your columns why the moving 
picture show companies do not make arrangements for a 
reproduction of the proceedings of the Republican and Dem- 
ocratic national conventions that are to be held soon? It 
would be very interesting and instructive, and millions who 
are unable to go to the convention halls would like very much 
to see it. And other notable gatherings should be reproduced." 


Majestic Amusement Company, Los Angeles, Gal. Capital 
stock, $25,000; amount subscribed, $300. Directors: E. W. 
Willey, of Long Beach; H. H. Mears, of Los Angeles, and 
Louis W. Myers, of Los Angeles. 

Garden Theater Company (Inc.),, Norfolk, Va. C. Nash 
Reid, president; R. E. Jordan, secretary and treasurer; J. H. 
Johnston, vice-president; all of Norfolk. Capital stock, $5,000 
to $10,000. Objects and purposes: Moving picture shows. 


Lieut Joel A. Smith, of the squad of police recently de- 
tailed by Chief Shippy, of Chicago, to censor films, has ruled 
against the realistic acting in the "Macbeth" production. The 
scenes showing the duel between Macbeth and McDuff, the 
stabbing of King Duncan and the brandishing of the bloody 
dagger, were ordered to be cut out. Lieut. Smith said : 

"1 am not taking issue with Shakespeare. As a writer he 
was far from reproach. But he never looked into the dis- 
tance and saw that his plots were going to be interpreted for 
the 5-cent theater. 

"Shakespeare has a way of making gory things endurable, 
because there is so much of art and finish. But you can't 
reproduce that. The moving picture people get a bunch of 
Broadway loafers in New York to go through the motions 
and interpret Shakespeare, and when it gets on the canvas 
it's worse than the bloodiest melodrama ever. 

"The stabbing scene in the play is not predominant. But 
in the picture show it is the feature. In the play the stubbing 
is forgotten in the other exciting and artful and artistic crea- 
tions that divert the imagination. On the canvas you see the 
dagger enter and come out and see the blood flow and see the 
wound that's left. • 

"Shakespeare is art, but it's not adapted altogether for the 
5-cent style of art. ■ 

" 'Romeo and Juliet,' on the other hand, is different. There 
are violence and suicide and duelling there, too. But the 
manager knows that the love element, not the fight element, 
predominates, and he knows that when anyone pays 5 cents 
to see 'Romeo and Juliet' he pays to see love. When he 
pays 5 cents to see 'Macbeth' he pays to see a fight. So love 
is the feature of the 'Romeo and Juliet' films, and love is fit 
for children to see, if kept within reason." 


The managers of the moving picture shows in the big 
theaters have become so thoroughly imbued with the idea 
that they should get everything they want in the way of 
slides for nothing, that they are the most parsimonious .lot 
ever known when it is necessary to buy something. Most of 
them make a cheap show of themselves when they throw 
an announcement on the screen. Instead of buying a beauti- 
fully painted photographic slide, they use plain glass coated 
over with opaque, with the message scratched through, which 
to a person who desires to see a perfect show causes a thrill 
of disgust. These managers think because some music pub- 
lisher has furnished them a few sets of song slides free they 
should get announcement slides free also. The meanest look- 
ing announcement slides, poorly written and almost illegible, 
are used at the Grand Opera House. 


The editor of the St. Louis "Globe-Democrat" takes a 
sensible view of the agitation against admitting children: 

"Nickelodeons are so interesting and alluring that they are 
making all the little boys wicked, and how, do you suppose? 
Why, the little boys are so fond of going to see the pictures 
that they commit petty thefts, so it is said, to get the money 
to gratify their taste for the romantic and exciting scenes 
which are displayed in moving pictures. It is too bad that 
the pictures are so attractive — a pleasingness that we our- 
selves will confess to — that it leads youth into crime; but as we 
could never see our way clear to abolishing ice cream and 
chocolate caramel*.because some boys might wrongfully get 
the money to indulge their appetites, we cannot see clearly 
how the nickelodeons are to Be held responsible for this 
reported wave of crime; nor can we do away with merry- 
go-rounds for the same reason, or tops, or baseballs, or 
marbles, or other objects beloved of the juvenile heart. So 
long as the pictures in the nickelodeons are good, are entirely 
unobjectionable in their character, as most of them are in the 
better places, and highly instructive in many instances, we 
cannot feel that they are the millstone around the neck of 
the little boys. Of course, the nickelodeons might make the 
pictures so poor and flat and uninteresting that the children 
would not want to see them — or the grown people, either— 
but we don't discover any good reason why they should." 
The Somerset (N. J.) "Record" also voices the following: 
"In almost every city in New. Jersey, there are moving 
picture establishments in which the exhibits are clean, in- 
structive and amusing. We know of many cases of parents 
who are glad to give their boys of 12 or 14 years of age the 
price of admission in order to be sure that they arc away from 
mischief or not roaming the streets during afternoons that 
these parents cannot guard them. From such shows the 
children obtain nothing but amusement or instruction, and 
to class the proprietors of them as violators of the law is 
about on a par with many of the other nonsensical ideas that 
have emanated from Essex County." 


The moving picture bill introduced in the House of Repre- 
sentatives by Representative Fay, of Boston, has become a 
law, the bill having received the signature of Acting Gover- 
nor Draper. By this bill the hundreds of moving picture 
shows in the State are hit hard, the bill specifically stating 
that there must be at least five minutes of light at the end 
of twenty minutes of pictures. This means that the hall 
must be fully lighted at the end of the stated period, but bv 
an amendment proprietors have the right to put on vaude- 
ville, if they so desire, during the required "rest." There is 
little doubt but that many will avail themselves of this 
opportunity, as an intermission at the end of every twenty 
minutes would be very, displeasing to the audience and in the 
end would probably affect the patronage of. the house. The 
programs will probably undergo an extensive change. The 
argument for the bill was that the continuous display of 
moving pictures seriously injures the eyes, and it had the 
endorsement of many Boston physicians. 

• The bills as approved have been entered on the statutes as 
Chapters 565 and 566, as follows: 

Chapter 660, entitled "An act, relative to the use of moving picture 
machines," li enacted as follows: 

Section 1. No person, firm, corporation or association of persons shall 
operate or cause to be operated, and no manager, owner or proprietor of a 
ball, theater, or other place of amusement shall permit to be nsed or 
operated. In" any hall, theater, or other place of amusement, any machine 
or other device for the- projection of pictures upon a screen or other sub- 
stance for a period exceeding twenty minutes for each film, picture, ur 
series of pictures. Every person, Arm, corporation or association of persons 
operating or owning such machines shall, after each Sim, picture, or series 
of pictures, or at the expiration of said period of twenty minutes, furnish 
some other form of amnsement or entertainment, for a period of not less 
than five minutes. But the provisions of this section shall apply only to 
moving picture machines, so-called, and shall not be construed to include 
machine* or other devices for projecting pictures upon a screen or other 
substance, which pictures remain stationary thereon. 

Sec. 2.' Any person, firm, corporation or association of persons violating any 
provision of this act shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars 
or to Imprisonment for not leBS tban six months. 

Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 566 relative to the use of the cinematograph 
head, as follows: 

No cinematograph, or similar apparatus involving the use of a combustible 
fllm more than ten inches in length, shall be kept or exhibited on the prem- 
ises of a public building, place of public assemblage, or place used for enter- 
tainment, whether such premises are licensed or not licensed for entertain- 
ments, unless the dlctrlct police have inspected and approved such cine- 
matograph or other similar apparatus, and have placed thereon a numbered 
metal tag. nor until such precautions against fire as the district police 
may specify have been taken by the owner, user or exhibitor of such cine- 
matograph or other similar apparatus. In addition, in the city of Boston 
the location of the cinematograph or other similar apparatus, and of any 
group or structure surrounding Bald apparatus, shall be approved by the 
' building commissioner, who may order such additional precautions against 
nre as be may deem necessary. 

Sec. 2. The district police are hereby empowered and directed to inspct 
any cinematograph or other similar apparatus Involving the use of a com- 
bustible^ 'film more than ten Inches In length which la nsed or kept on prem- 
ises designated In Section 1, and to make such rnles and regulations as they 
may deem necessary for the safe use of such apparatus. 

The remainder of the act provides for the licensing of 
operators of the machine and the employment and registra- 
tion of assistants. The act becomes operative in sixty days. 



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A meeting of the Moving Picture Association held at Mur- 
ray Hiif Lyceum, June 5, 1908. 

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Donegan, secretary, 
at 11:30 A. M. 

On motion of Fynes, Mr. Donegan was requested to pre- 
side in the absence of the president and vice-president. Mr. 
Donegan requested Mr. Gosdorfer to act as secretary. 

Mr. Donegan spoke in detail concerning the activities of 
the special committee, of which Mr. Fynes is chairman. He 
touched on various matters for the benefit of the organization, 
which had been accomplished by the committee, including 
legal and legislative action. He quoted the endorsement of 
motion picture houses by important bodies, including the 
People's Institute and Women's Municipal League, who hail 
this form of entertainment and instruction as providing a 
National theater for the masses, something which has been 
urgently needed by the people at large for years. 

Mr. Donegan. and Mr. Fynes mentioned several bills that 
had been before the Legislature, and ordinances that had been 
before the Board of Aldermen, some favorable and some ad- 
verse to the interests of the members of the association, 
but all had failed of enactment, leaving the legal status of 
the business unchanged. 

On motion unanimously passed, the special committee was 
empowered to draft a constitution and by-laws for the associa- 
tion, and to report same at the next meeting. 

On motion calling for a statement of the finances of the 
association, Mr. Donegan reported in the absence of Mr. 
Driscoll, treasurer, that all the funds had been expended for 
the purposes of the association. 

A general discussion advocating the upbuilding and 
strengthening of the association followed, several members 
making vigorous addresses which were received with favor. 

Mr. Oehl moved that membership dues be fixed at two 
dollars a month for each motion picture house represented. 
Mr. Fynes seconded. 

Mr. Warren offered an amendment that the amount be fixed 
at two dollars a month for each person, firm or corporation, 
regardless of the number of establishments operated by them. 

On vote, Mr. Warren's amendment was lost. 

Mr. Oehl's motion was put to a rising vote and was carried. 

Mr. Donegan stated that the resignation of the president 
and first vice-president were upon the table, and asked the 
pleasure of the association. Mr. Simpson moved the accept- 
ance of the resignation of the president. Mr. Markgraf sec- 
onded. The motion carried. 

Mr. Oehl moved the acceptance of the resignation of the 
first vice-president. The motion carried. 

A vote of thanks was tendered the retiring president and 
first vice-president for their energetic and able services to the 

A general discussion of film renting affairs and conditions 

Mr. Fynes moved that the association meet hereafter twice 
each month — on the first and third Fridays of each month. 
The motion carried. 

On motion, Mr. Donegan was requested to continue as 
president pro tempore, and Mr. Gosdorfer was requested to 
continue as secretary pro tempore. 

Mr. Fynes moved an adjournment. Mr. Oehl seconded. 
The motion carried. 


Secretary pro tern. 



Mr. Max Lewis, general manager of the Chicago Film Ex- 
change, has just returned from a trip through the States. He has 
opened offices for his firm in Atlanta, Ga., Nashville, Tenn., 
Louisville, Ky., Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver, CoL, Washington, 
D. C, and Omaha, Neb. Each and every one of these offices is 
equipped with a full stock of machines and all other supplies 
pertaining to the business. Mr. Lewis reports that business in 
all of the offices is very good, also that the customers doing busi- 
ness with all of the above mentioned offices are highly satisfied 
with the service being furnished them. 

Pearce & Scheck, of 223 N. Calvert street, Baltimore, Md., 
the leading rental and supply house in that section of the country, 
have secured the contract for fitting up the magnificent new 
motion picture theater in that city of which we made mention 
last week. In a recent communication from this firm they speak 
very highly of the "Hallberg Electric Economizer," which will be 
installed in the new theater. They say that in a test with another 
current-saving device the "Economizer" proved itself 50 per cent, 
better. • • " 




Columbus, Miss., June 3, 1908. 

Moving Picture World. Welcome advisor, to the portals 
of our domicile; the counsel whereof we digest, even to the 
flattering advertisements of the film renters, as per compe- 
tency and determination to promise what they never intend 
to perform. Also we are attentive students of the film 
makers' flattering advanced data, regarding the drunken epi- 
sides of "Bill, the Billposter, and Pete, the Paper Hanger," 
"Who Needed the Dough," etc., etc., of like ilk; bearing 
headline flourishes, on which we banked and billed the town. 
prior to proving the picture, and for which we winced under 
the criticisms of our patrons for having so played with their 

While we make no pretense of being a prophet, the hand- 
writing on the wall, evidently to the observer, is exempt from 
■hieroglyphics regarding the maintenance of interest in the 
moving picture snows. Surely it is high time for film makers 
and film renters to realize Lincoln's adage of fractionally 
fooling the people for a while. 

We are paying for our service the highest scale, six changes 
a week, and gladly commend about one-half as worthy of 
their . calling, while the remnants are only tares, sapping 
the life of the worthies. From the exhibitors' view, and from 
whose focus the pulsations of life for both maker and renter 
of films depend, more sensible and educational demonstra- 
tions should obtain, both as regards subjects and actors. 

The novelty days of animated pictures are past, and the 
people have settled down to an approval or disapproval re- 
garding comic, historical or scientifically dramatic, manifes- 
tations, which, to merit their approval, must be susceptible 
of a minute (though brief) description as the pictures are 
projected, and too often our demonstrator merits sympthy 
while plying his contortions in an effort to convert the flimsy, 
drunken super effects into a worthy entertainment. In con- 
clusion we will recount our observations regarding additional 
abuses to which picture shows are now yielding their pres- 
tige. " One serious foundering effect is running two reels, 
repeating one shown the previous day, thus paralyzing the 
audience, should the repeated subject (which is often the 
case) be an eyesore. Following hard in the wake, is the 
free park shows, launched and maintained by the street rail- 
road people for the enhancement of their coffers by traffic 
receipts, leaving the worthy film patron to close his doors, 
while the park maintains a debauching, butchering display, 
calculated to soon palsy the interest in moving pictures. In 
order to safeguard this, the grandest of amusement arts, 
renters should draw the lfne regarding free exhibitions. 
Otherwise the indications are evident that the exhibitors will 
not be the only sufferers. Respectfully, 



I would suggest to manufacturers of such films as show 
actual scenes (not magic, fake nor "dramatic" subjects) that 
the interest of the picture would be greatly enhanced to all 
intelligent spectators by making the "announcement" deserve 
its name; giving not only the mere title of the subject but 
some actual information about the scene or event pictured, 
its location at least. 

The style of announcements now used, leaves the audience 
in the dark in more ways than one as to the who, what and 
where of the picture. 

I remember with much pleasure the announcements that 
were used some years ago by the Biograph Company. Each 
announcement was a brief but interesting description of the 
picture to follow. In many cases the names jot the actors 
or the date of the event were given. The effect was very 

Last Winter the writer saw a motion picture having on 
the film a mere title "The Great Derby," or the like. It was 
in fact a picture of the English Derby of 1907. How easily 
the words "English" and "Epsom Downs" and the name of 
the winner and his jockey could have been included, and how 
much more pleasing to tne spectators. 

Other announcements of the Biograph Company that 
seemed good to me were those giving the names of the per- 
sons who acted in some of the pictures. 

The mere title of a picture is no doubt sufficient for a pro- 
portion of those who patronize the five and ten-cent houses; 
but it should be considered that moving pictures are al60 
exhibited to the most intelH«*nt people as well as to the other 
kind. K. M. IMBODEN. 



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Philadelphia, Pa., June 5, 1908. 
Editor Moving Picture World. 

Dear Sir: — What a surprising amount of "bluff' and "wind" 
is published in a certain weekly paper which claims to be 
the "index" of the trade, and that has the unprecedented 
nerve to print at its heading "an independent weekly publica- 
tion," etc. It appears to me that its "editor" is barking very 
loud, for the members of the Film Service Association, who 
(we pity them) are shaking in their pantaloons at their losses 
since knuckling down to the manufacturers. It seems the 
"editor" of that paper would be delighted in seeing the inde- 
pendent film renters "pack up and git." 

Why should the "editor" bark so loud regarding whether 
the^association renters should rent their films out at a cut- 
rate for films that are thirty days old or more? Why should 
he advocate and sigh at the losses of these "high priced" 
renters, when the poor parlor manager should have some 
consideration? Why, bless Mr. "Editor's" poor aching heart, 
if he should come to Philadelphia, we will be pleased to 
escort him to different members of the Film Service Associa- 
tion who rent, and always did rent, films at much lower prices 
than the independent renters do. 

I do not understand how that poor "editor" sleeps o' nights 
— his useless brain is overtaxed devising ways and means of 
how to uphold the exorbitant prices of the Film Service 
Association members. How they should dump their junk and 
rot on the poor manager, and get his money. Why, if that 
"editor" tries very hard, he can find these members renting 
out their rot at low prices, its easy. Mr. "Editor," cut out 
that title "independent weekly," etc., and put in its place "The 
advocator of high-priced films," and you will come nearer 
to it. 

Let me tell you, Mr. Manufacturer's agent, we independent 
fellows are here to stay, regardless of your bluffs. It is your 
duty to assist and help the struggling managers, not to bleed 
them, and if you wish to retain friends, moderate your one- 
sided views. Let the managers of parlors live, the renters 
need them and so must you, so call off your bluff and get 
down to facts or you will lose your good friends. 


Rochester, N. Y., June x. 

Mr. Fred'k Schneider is entertaining large audiences at the 
Knickerbocker Theater with his talking pictures. 

From behind the sheet Mr. Schneider injects bits of comedy 
into the pictures, which bring forth shouts of laughter. 

His advertisement appears elsewhere in this number. • . 





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All those having seen me make payment of $100.00 
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Chicago, will confer a favor by communicating with 
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__ '.' Philadelphia, May 7, 1908. 

There is one section of Philadelphia that for a distance of 
seven blocks there is an average of two motion picture thea- 
ters to the block. This is in the Kensington District. We 
now hear that Lubin, in looking for other fields to conquer 
has placed his eye on this neighborhood, and has bought out 
Hallahan's big shoe store at the corner of Front and Dau- 
phin streets, and will plant a big place there. Verily the 
way of the little exhibitor is hard. 



_„ ■ , ' New York, June 10, 1908. 

luhtor Moving Picture World : 

Dear Sir — There seems to be a movement afoot to down the 
Independents through the Film Service Association, by giving 
much cheaper film rates in the Summer and better films, so taking 
all the people away from the Independents, and then, in Septem- 
ber, raising the prices so as to make the price prohibitive for most 
exhibitors, and so putting the exhibitors and the Independents 
out of business. 

Hoping you will give this letter a favorable hearing in your 
worthy paper, I remain, Yours respectfully, 



~.. t „ . „. „, ,-. Chicago, III., June 3, 1008. 

Editor Moving Picture World: 

There is one evil that the public are beginning to resent 
in moving picture shows, and that is the use of the trash 
that results from copying colored lantern slides. The chief 
offender in this line is a Chicago concern, and their chief 
sin is the copying and putting on the market of slides for 
sacred songs, which the managers of theaters, ignorant alike 
of what constitutes good or bad work, and not knowing an 
original from a copied slide, allow themselves- to be victim- 

Last Winter these people flooded the country with a set 
of pictures for the "Holy City." The original negatives of 
these pictures belong to Caspar W. Briggs, of Callowhill 
street, Philadelphia, who is the oldest manufacturer of lan- 
tern slides in America. Mr. Briggs makes a specialty of 
the very best quality of lantern slides and has spent thou- 
sands of dollars in having photographically correct black and 
white paintings made of historical and Biblical subjects. He 
makes most of the slides on historical and Biblical subjects 
sold by McAllister, of New York; Thurston, Thompson & 
Handy, of Boston, and Mcintosh, of Chicago, these being 
the leading lantern slide houses in America. 

As the writer stated before, the pictures put out by this 
Chicago concern for the "Holy City 5 ' were copies of Briggs' 
colored pictures, and were, from a photographic and color- 
ing standpoint, what the slangy operator calls "PUNK." 

And now another Chicago house has put out a set of re- 
ligious^ pictures for a song called "From the Garden to the 
Cross. Every picture in the set is a copy from a colored 

vv^ "^rfxtr/ co 5, t . act » and the lot can De denominated as 
XXX PUNK. They are miserable as to quality, and 
the writer has not in his career as an operator seen stuff 
anywhere near half so bad. They are an insult to any in- 
telligent audience, and to ask money for them is a fraud 
on the managers, and for them to ask the public to pay to 
8 « them is an imposition on the community. And the song 
which they represent is quite as bad as the slides. It is a 
hodge-podge of Scriptural quotations, a very bad imitation 
of the Holy City and something entirely out of place, either 
in a theater or church. 

Now, the writer takes it upon himself to warn every film 
bureau, slide rental bureau and manager of moving picture 
theaters that every person who issues or uses copied slides 
will be exposed and held up to the vengeance of a defrauded 
public. The man who copies another maker's work is a fraud, 
and if he sell such work to people as originals he's a swindler 
and deserves to be punished. We shall make it a portion 
of the duty which we owe to the public to expose these 
frauds, and feed them on the stubborn facts of truthful and 
honest criticism. The man who is honest wins. Don't for- 
get that. OPERATOR. 

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VEXED BABIES (Blograph). — Beveraln*; the 
ororerb. •• Tis a wl«e parent that knows Its own 
child " efjieclally In a bargain day rash at a New 
joik department store. The Joneses bad not been 
blessed with a child of their, own, and Mrs. Jones 
is attracted by an "ad" for the adoption of an 
flrnteen-months-old baby, and the suggestion Is 
beartllj' approved by Mr. Jones, hence the young 
raw in fostered. A perambulator la procured, and 
Kn. J., the happiest of happy women, starts off 
for the department store where there Is a bargain 
u lr of Infants' wear. Now this store ban lntro- 
•hiced a new Idea — that of a checking station for 
batiles In baby carriages, and this Is In charge of 
Percy Pembleton, formerly of the ribbon depart- 
ment, who was assigned to this position on account 
of bis lore for children, the dear boy. Yon may 
tnacine that this being a bargain day in the In- 
fant wear department, there is a goodly number of 
dream disturbers In Percy's care. Besides Mrs. 
Jones, there came Mrs. Rastns Johnson, with her 
little Ebenezer; Mrs. Goldstein, Mrs. Fogarty. Mrs. 
Sennits. Mrs. Splggeto, and a hoot of others. Each 
young and hopeful is checked and a claim check 
civm to the mother. Nellie, the beautiful sales- 
girl, attracts the attention of Percy, and Bobby, 
the bundle-boy, seised the opportunity to switch the 
checks. As each fond mother comes ont, she 
pushes away the perambulator her claim check 
call* for, perfectly oblivious and Innocent of Its 
Infantile freight. When Mrs. Jones reaches borne 
llr. J. Is seated In the library. One glance Is 
enough. "Why, dear, bow sunburned baby is!" 
Mrs. J. (hysterically) — "Sunburned? Good gracious. 
It's a coon." Sure enongb, In the mlx-np Mrs. 
Jones carried off Mrs. Johnson's pickaninny. Back 
to the store, arriving Just In time to see Percy take 
It on the run followed by an army of irate mothers. 
B.- Is finally caught and punished. Each mother 
secures and folds ber own toodlums to ber bosom. 
Length, 650 feet. 

'OBTLEB, JOE (Biogropb). — A fine pictorial ren- 
dering of this well-known poem, which teaches a 
good lesson in its contrast between the simple life 
snd the temptation's of a great city. 

Great Northern Film Go. issues: 

TWO QENTXE1IEH. — A comical rendering of the 
experiences of two men who have imbibed too freely 
at their club. 

A CHANCE SHOT.— Tells how a little boy in 
playing with a gun kills his father. A former suitor 
for the widow's band again proposes and is accepted, 
bat be Insists on sending the boy away. The 
mother pines for her child and bis father-in-law 
brings him hnck to bis borne. 

beautiful photographic rendering of nature In a 
romantic and Interesting part of the world. 

Pot ho Frerea Issue: 

we see a policeman In bis borne having lunch with 
bis wife, and apparently very happy. He must 
leave to go on duty, and taking his dog with him, 
departs. Soon after his departure his wife decides 
to visit her parents, and writes a note to him, 
telling blm not to worry In case she Is not home 
when he returns. She sends the note with the 
janitor, and as sbe is about to re-enter the house 
she discovers an old family friend coming along, 
and good-naturedly Invites htm to have a little 

The hubby received the note, and when be Is 
off duty be calls around to ber mother's, and not 
finding her there, becomes suspicious. Returning 
home, be knocks at the door, and it Is some time 
before he Is admitted, for the reason that wine, 
knowing his jelonsy, hides the friend in a cabinet. 
When the husband enters be accuses her of hav- 
ing some one In the house, but sbe denies the 
charges, and he proceeds to make a search. The 
dog Is conscious that something Is radically wrong, 
snd Joins In the search, and after a time leads his 
master to a cabinet where the man is imprisoned. 
Opening It. the husband becomes enraged and beats 
the man unmercifully, kicking blm down stairs and 
oil the way to the station. Arriving tbere he is 
aiaking a charge against blm for Intruding upon 
bis domestic happiness, when be recognizes In his 
rival his old friend, who, on explaining the nature 
of his visit, is forgiven, and so they embrace and 
''">ve in good humor. 328 feet. 

MESSENGER'S MISTAKE.— We see an old, crip- 
pled man seated at his stand, where he receives 
articles from the public to be delivered by bis mes- 
senger boys. A young woman, who baa bad a dis- 
agreement with her better half, comes along with 
her baby in her arms and turns the youngster over 
to the man, with a note to be delivered to ber hus- 
band. In which sbe tells him of ber Intentions to 
desert him on the grounds of bis extreme cruelty; 
also stating that he must care for the offspring. 
She hastily departs, and the stranger Is coring for 
the babe, waiting for one of bis boys to come and 
do the errand, when - a tradesman comes up with a 
large dead rabbit to be delivered to a customer, 
with a note telling how to keep It fresh until the 
following day. 

Soon the messenger is on- the scene and ready 

for business, and the old man gives him the baby 
and rabbit, with instructions to leave them at their 
respective addresses. The Isd starts off, and arriv- 
ing at the first bouse, leaves the youngster with 
the cook, and mixing up the notes, be bands him 
the one with instructions about the rabbit. When 
the . chef realises the mistake, he pursues the boy, 
but falls to catch him. In the meantime the mes- 
senger reaches the other place, delivers the note 
to the heart-broken husband, and leaves tbe rabbit 
Instead of the baby. The man, unable to under- 
stand the situation, decides to go after the lad: 
so be follows him back to the stand, where be meets 
tbe cook with his baby. They exchange bundles 
and are soon happily on their way again, while 
the careless lad la highly amused at the result of 
bis mistake. 328 feet. 

JOYOUS SURPRISE. — A very demure and beauti- 
ful young girl is seen seated in the drawing-room 
of a palace with her parents, who are trying to 
prevail upon ber to marry a young nobleman, the 
son of a very wealthy count, and thereby inherit 
the large fortune which goes with tbe union. Tbe 
maiden baa never seen the young man in question, 
and feeling that sbe will never marry unless for 
love, spurns ber father's entreaties, wbose only 
motive in making tbe match is a mercenary one. 
Tbe father is so infuriated that be bitterly de- 
nounces bis daughter. Sbe hurriedly leaves tbe 
room, accompanied by a girl friend, and strolls to 
a lonely spot on the road to give vent to her 
feelings. While tbere sbe Is accosted by a noble 
looking young fellow, wbo happens by on borst-back, 
accompanied by a friend. Tbe gay young man Is 
not a bit backward about letting the demure 
maiden know that be is deeply In love with ber, 
and she In return shows him that bis attentions 
ore not distasteful to her. He hurries away, after 
promising to meet ber the next day, and she re- 
turns to the palace. 

We next see her as sbe Is lying asleep and dream- 
ing that her lover Is asking her father for ber 
band In marriage. Sbe seems to take this dream as 
a good omen, for at the appointed time sbe is seen 
hastening forth to meet her admirer. They are 
strolling slowly down lovers' lane when be stops 
to pick a flower, and losing his footing, he plunges 
headlong into the ravine. He is soon rescued from 
his perilous position by bis companion, who Is walk- 
ing close by. 

la the meantime tbe father receives a letter 
from the old count, demanding the hand of the 
girl for bis son. Returning borne, sbe Is Informed 
that she must marry tbe man ber father has 
chosen. She strongly protests, bnt to no avail. 

Soon the young count himself arrives, determined 
to press his suit. When he is presented to tbe 
young girl, what Is ber astonishment and delight 
to find in the much despised nobleman none other 
than ber lover. She is now quite willing to com- 
ply with her father's wishes, so all ends In happi- 
ness and Joy. 606 feet. 

flower girl, tbe daughter of a ragpicker, la seen 
going about selling ber blossoms. Entering a cafe, 
she is accosted by a young nobleman, who, after 
baying a bouquet, presents ber with bis card, tell- 
ing her to call at bis home, when be will give ber 
sn order for flowers. The next day the Innocent 
girl calls, and as they are walking through a lonely 
part of his estate tbe young man attempts to kiss 
her. Terrified, she strikes at blm, and endeavors 
to make ber escape.' As sbe runs In the direction 
of ber borne sbe is followed by the scoundrel and 
two of his servants, wbo gag her and carry ber 
bock to bis palace. She now fights like a tigress 
to escape; and infuriated at his failure to win her. 
he throws the poor girl into an empty room to keep 
her prisoner until she decides to yield to his en- 

There Is no means of communication with the 
outer world In ber prison, for the window la pro- 
vided with iron abutters, and she abandons all hope 
of escape. Finally she secures a piece of paper, 
but having no other writing materials, opens a vein 
in her arms with a pin and writes a note in ber 
own blood. Sbe then pins It to ber shawl, which 
she forces through tbe chinks in the shutters and 
it falls into the ragheap and la soon gathered up 
by one of the pickers. When they are sorting the 
rags tbey come upon tbe note and Immediately all 
set ont to rescue ber. They break open tbe shut- 
ters and climb In Just in time to save the girl 
from the clutches of the scoundrel, and In the battle 
that follows tbe latter Is wounded and tbe girl 
Is set free. She returns to ber borne with her 
father, after witnessing the young ruffian's trial 
nnd punishment In tbe bands of tbe law. 738 feet. 

DRAMA IN THE TRYOL. — A maiden Is seen 
bidding her father good-bye as be starts out on 

a hunting trip. ■ On her way back to her cottage 
she Is met by ber lover, a sturdy looking young 
man. and as they stroll together through the woods 
he declares bis love for her In passionate terms. 
When they part she Elves her promise to be always 
faithful, and we see him as he goes happily on 
bis way np into the mountain. His thoughts are 
with bis sweetheart; so be stops and writes ber a 
note, telling ber of his love, and saying that be 
will call and ask her father's consent for their 
marriage. We next see the happy maiden receiv- 
ing the love missal, and as sbe is reading It her 
father returns and demands to see the note. On 
reading the contents he becomes Infuriated at the 
young wooer's effrontery; so when he appears the 
father Immediately orders him from the house. The 
young man, not to be turned from his purpose, de- 
termines to get rid of tbe father, thereby removing 
tbe only obstacle that stands in the way of their 

We next see the old fellow going through tbe 
forest bunting, closely followed by his daughter's 
lover. The former, unaware that his footsteps are 
being dogged, tramps over bill and dale, and at 
last, coming to a blgb cliff, the old sportsman takes 
aim and shoots ' something In the valley below. He 
then takes a rope, and making It secure around a 
tree, starts to descend down the side of tbe moun- 
tain. The young man, taking advantage Of the 
situation, cuts tbe rope and lets his victim fan 
Into the valley below. He does not notice that the 
knife which has slipped from his hand fails with 
tbe body. 


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Some hunters come upon the Inanimate form, and, 
recognizing it, hasten to alarm the daughter. She 
Is soon on the scene, and picking- np the knife, at 

once realizes who the murderer la. They are seen 
carrying the body borne, and Immediately she sends 
for her lover, who. In' his anxiety to claim her as 
his bride, loses no time In hastening to her side. 

Upon entering her borne be Is confronted with 
the body, and Is apparently horrified. When ahe 
shows him tbe knife and accuses bim be Is strong 
In his denial; but as he Is bending over tbe form of 
tbe old man, apparently in deep grief, she slashes 
bis throat, and be falls a corpse beside the man be 
killed. Thus tbe girl Is avenged for tbe murder of 
Ltr father. 623 feet. 

suerlff Is seen In the parlor of his dwelling playing 
with his child and enjoying all the comforts of 
borne, when a messenger arrives with a notice to 
go to a bouse and eject two tenants against whom 
a Judgment has been Issued. Ever faithful to bis 
duty, be Is seen kissing bis wife and little one 
gixxl-bje. and la soon on the highway, starting out 
to perform bis official duty. Arriving at tbe bouse 
be is admitted to tbe first apartment, but when 
be explains the nature of his mission he Is un- 
ceremoniously kicked out. He gets back, however, 
bnt this time the man take* a revolver from tbe 
wall and fires several times, thereby scaring tbe 
old feUow so that he quickly takes bis departure. 
We next see him proceeding up the stairs to the 
next apartment, and upon reaching the bell cord 
be gives no gentle pull. Inside are the man and 
woman packing np all their movable stuff and 
throwing it out tbe window to avoid seizure. Finally 
the man hides behind tbe draperies, and tbe woman 
in a very coquettish manner opens the door and 
admits tbe minister of the law. Being very sus- 
ceptible, be forgets bis official capacity and pro- 
ceeds to flirt with tbe good looking woman. She 
Is ™«fc«rig things Interesting for him when tbe bos- 
band comes from under cover and binds the gay 
old bird band and foot, and then, after secreting 
him in a cabinet, proceeds to lower It to the street 
through the window. As It Is on Its way, a man 
In a window on a lower floor cuts tbe rope, and 
down comes the cabinet with a bump to tbe side- 
walk. Two men are passing and gather np all the 
bundles and load them with the cabinet into a 
cart and start away down the street. 

We next see . them as they are turning a corner 
colliding with a carriage, and in the ensuing con- 
troversy between the cabby and the thieves, the 
police are attracted, and in tbe excitement the fel- 
lows make good their escape and leave the load 
to the police officers. 

Finally we see them taking the cart and its con- 
tents to the station, and upon opening the box find 
tbe old sheriff, who Is in such a cramped position 

that horses axe procured and bitched to each of 
his four limbs to stretch him out into his natural 
form again. He Is restored to his family, appar- 
ently none tbe worse for bis terrible experience. 503 

MUSIC A1TD POETRY. — A poet has a small room 
In a lodging-house adjoining that of a musician, an 
enthusiastic trombone player. While the dreamy 
poet is composing his lines and needs solitude and 
quietness to court tbe muse, our friend starts prac- 
ticing, and with his tooting and blowing be drives 
the poet to distraction. Finally the latter goes to 
the Janitor with bis complaint and begs bim to 
go to the musician and request bim to cease bis 
unearthly noise. This tbe Janitor does, bnt his 
request for less noise so Infuriates the trombonist 
that he vows vengeance on his neighbor. 

He goes out and makes np his mind that In 
future his music will sound to the poet's ears like 
strains from heaven In comparison with the noise 
which he Intends to make. He hurries along and 
hires every streeet singer, hand organ, band and 
wandering musician that be can find to go to tbe 
house and serenade the poet. We see* them arriv- 
ing each In turn and driving the dreamer almost to 
distraction with their noise. He throws everything 
In the room out on their heads, bnt, undaunted, they 
continue on until the poet Is at bla wits' end. The 
Janitor sees tbe trouble and hastens to the station 
to summon the police; they arrive Just in time to 
prevent the maddened author from throwing the 
dresser out on the heads of the musicians. The un- 
fortunate man Is thereupon arrested for malicious 
mischief and disorderly conduct. 377 feet. 

PCTAaaHB DUEL. — A man in seen entering a 
cafe, accompanied by a beautiful woman, and taking 
a seat at a table, they order some refreshments. 
They are apparently enjoying themselves, when the 
man leaves the table for a moment, and during his 
absence the lady Is accosted by an Insipid looking 
youth seated near them. He Is forcing his atten- 
tions on her when her friend, returning, resents the 
insult offered to his companion during his absence. 
He reprimands the stranger, and In the ensuing con- 
troversy they decide to fight a duel. 

The next picture chows them arriving on the field 
of battle with their seconds and paraphernalia. 
Making ready, they choose their weapons, which 
are light foils, and are soon facing each other. In 
the ensuing combat they pass their swords through 
one another, but are none the worse after they are 
drawn ont. Heavy sabres are next Introduced, and 
during the fight these become lodged In the com- 
batants' necks; but again no Inconvenience is ex- 
perienced by the duelists. Finally they procure 

pistols, but when they shoot they spit op the b>l 

In their but attempt to kill each other, we «. 

them with cans of dynamite strapped to their bach. 
and each bearing a torch, trie, to light toe tm 
on bis opponent's can. The seconds flee to tie. 
carriages and make baste to let the combatiui 
have the whole country to themselves and fight & 
ont alone. The two men are seen In many tton 
situations, chasing each other through fields aji 
over streams till at last each succeeds In llghtfe. 
the other's fuse, and away they go, flying tbruut 
the air from the force of tbe explosions. 

Their friends, arriving back in town, t.ini ig 
Is over with the pair; but, to their amazeni.-nt. tb 
different pieces of their friends fall from the stla 
directly In front of them. Gathering up the frag, 
ments, they place them together, and when all Is r> 
tact, behold! the living forms of their two friend 
stand before them. Finally, realizing that there * 
no use In trying to kill one another, they abate 
bands and become friends, 442 feet. 

A TLUESOUE PLAY. — A young artist of tbe Lath 
Quarter In Parli. having succeeded after seven] 
vain attempts in writing a complete play, aa4 
It such a marvelous masterpiece that be goes ti 
the leading theater of bis district, where he, a 
gaining a hearing from the directors, begins rut 
lng tbe wonderful tragedy. Full of passion, asi 
convinced of tbe Impression be Is making on hi 
audience, he goes on reading and reading until ex- 
hausted. He turns towards the directors, and finis, 
to his dismay, that they are all fast asleep. Dl» 
gnsted, but not discouraged, be meets some frlendi 
In an artists' cafe, who invite him to dine win 
them. He, thinking that bis fame has alreac; 
reached their ears, proceeds unasked to climb on i 
chair and deliver bis wonderful lecture once nun. 
Again he Is finishing the most pathetic part who 
a crash of broken glass startles Mm. He Oat 

thinks that emotion has caused the accident, bnt, 
looking np, he finds tbe whole cafe slumbering, id] 
the waiter having fallen fast asleep, has dropjej 
his tray loaded with crockery. Desperate, he rn&ta 
out and takes refuge In a park, where, meeting 
an old school chum, he tells bim bis misfortune, ul 
the friend sympathizing, takes the manuscript u4 
starts to read. Tbe author soon commences a 
yawn; so does the reader; they brace np (or > 
moment, but at last fall against each other, ani 
are soon In the land of nod. A boy, passing tr, 
notices the sleeping group and sets fire to tit 
manuscript, and the poor author, awakened by tit 
glare of his burning drama, falls on bis knees b 
his rain endeavors to put out the cruel flames, 13 

BRAZIL — THE CASCADES.— In this Interest^! 
picture we see the Pera Chicada Falls, with tit 
current descending Impetuously over the rogred 
rocks, forming furious rapids and a whirlpool as It 
rushes along through the valley. It gives os u 
idea of bow the natives cross the stream in a peril- 
ous way by stretching a cable from shore to than 
and fastening a rope in a loop, In wbtcb they lit 
and slide over by tbe use of their arms. 213 feet 

CENT VICTIM (Vltagraph). — In a miserable bona 
of the city's slums, a mother and ber son, a yoog 
fellow Just coming into manhood, are bemoaning 
their poverty. A couple of evil-looking men enter 
and vainly endeavor to persuade -the son to adopt 
their profession — thievery. He motions them «*aj 
and after bidding his mother adieu leaves the roon. 
Outside an automobile drives up and a young woman. 
whose appearance denotes wealth and refinement. 
alights. Tbe same two thieves before referred t» 
are watching from a biding place and as the yo~S 
lady comes toward them they spring out and it- 
tempt to rob ber. Our young man comes upon tit 
scene opportunely, routs the ruffians, who make • 
hurried departure, after vowing vengeance upon ttt 
rescuer. The young lady gratefully thanks tfce 
young man and. together they enter his home, where 
the mother is told of the encounter. Tbe voting 
woman gives some money to the mother and tatea 
the son to her home; Introduces him to ber fatter, 
whose appreciation of the young man's bravery re- 
sults In bis being engaged as butler. 

A suitor for the young woman's hand visits tit 
bouse, is accepted, the engagement Is announced W 
the father and the event is being celebrated. Wbflr 
this is going on In another part of the boose rw 
thieves cantiously enter through a window. They 
open the safe, are packing money and Jewels Into i 
bundle when the old gentleman enters and is chet 
before he can make an outcry. The new bntle 
comes Into tbe room Just as the murderers are mik- 
ing their escape. He kneels beside bis dead em- 
ployer, picks the revolver from the floor as tie 
guests enter. He is alone with tbe pistol In n"" 
hand and appearances are decidedly against bin. 
Tbe young man asserts his Innocence, but despitt 
bis protestations is led away to the station bouse. 
where the Judge, after hearing the evidence, coo- 
mlts him to JolL The day for the trial arrives, tie 
testimony Is given, and tbe Jury, without leartsg 
their seats, pronounce the prisoner guilty of murder. 

While the trial Is In progress, the young lady, 
now an orphan, visits the mother of the accused 
man and while there is startled at hearing a con- 
versation from an adjoining room. She goes to toe 
door, listens end hear, the two thieves divide tie 
spoils and express their delight at the fact of tne 



tom;-- man being accused of their foul deed. Tbe 
diugbtvr bears enough to satisfy her of tbe lnno- 
ctoce of tbe butler, hastily departs and returns 

with officers, who take the guilty men and the 
Incriminating papers with them. They proceed 
dlrectlr to tbe court house, arriving just as tbe 
roam- Sutler Is adjudged guilty. The daughter tells 
what sha bas beard, also of a former attempt at 
robUTT by the same men and their threat of ven- 
geance against the prisoner. The ruffians are sent 
to prison, tbe young man discharged, and he again 
takes up bis position In the household. 460 feet. 

GEATITTJDE (Vltagraph). — On the porch of a 
line-looking house a mother is kissing ber daughter 
good-bye as tbe little one departs for school. A 
yoonK man In ragged clothes, a tramp, but not 
rough looking, comes up and asks for something 
to eat. The mother refuses him haughtily and 
sharply. The little girl looks pityingly at him and 
Intercedes. The father now comes out, the tramp 
appeals to him, but Is sternly ordered away. He 
walks wearily along and a few momenta later the 
child runs up behind, takes part of her lunch and 
offers it to him. He refuses at first, the child In- 
sists nnd finally be takes a sandwich, whlcb he 
deroors ravenously. They separate, each going in 
opposite directions, tbe tramp glancing back grate- 
fully. Further along the road, on her way to 
school, the little girl la intercepted by another 
tramp — a villainous fellow — who, seeing that no 
one Is in sight, grabs the child, and puts ber into 
an empty sack he Is carrying. Presently be Is met 
by tbe first tramp of our story, wbo glances curi- 
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asks bis fellow-tramp what tbe sack contains. He 
Is promptly told to mind his business. Another 
soond comes from the bag and the younger man, 
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tle girl who befriended him that morning. The 
other tramp regains consciousness, attacks the 
rescuer, and wounds him, but Is finally bested. The 
child and ber tramp hero now proceed on their 
way. At the little girl's home ber mother and 
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return from school. As hour after hour passes the 
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Mixed Babies 550 ft. 

'Ostler Joe 877 ft. 

The Romance of an Egg...;.. 617 ft. 

Thompson's Night Oat.. 713 ru_ 

A Night of Terror 832 ft, 

His Day of Best 801 ft. 

When Knights Were Bold 905 ft. 

The Music Master SOU ft. 

Tbe Sculptor's Nightmare U7U ft. 

The King's Messenger S7C ft. 

Hulda's Lovers 398 ft. 


The Blue and the Grey 1000 ft. 

The Painter's Revenge 745 ft. 

Sklnny's Finish.... 60S ft. 

Curious Mr. Curio 880 ft. 

Tbe Gentleman Burglar 1000 ft. 

Bridal Couple Dodging tbe 

Cameras 785 ft. 

The Merry Widow Walts Craxe.705 ft. 
Nero and the Burning of 

Borne 1080 ft. 

Tale the Autumn Leaves Told. 820 ft. 
A Country Girl's Seminary life 

and Experiences 1000 ft. 

Animated Snowballs 796 it. 

Stage Memories of an Old 

The Little Madcap... GOO ft. 

The Tragedian 400 ft. 

Just Like a Woman 5O0 ft. 

I Can't Bead English 450 ft. 

Tbe Gentle Sex 750 ft. 

Ad Animated Doll 750 ft. 

Peck's Bad Boy 1000 ft. 

Don't Poll My Leg 425 ft. 

James Boys In Missouri 100U ft. 

A Lord Fur A Day 889 ft. 

Hypnotising Motuer-ln-Law 502 ft. 

Juggler Juggles 418 ft. 


Sailor In Philippines 835 ft. 

Man Hunt ...815 ft. 

An American Soldier - ■ 

Tbe White Squaw 

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Dolly, the Circus Queen ■ - 

With the Fleet In 'Frisco 900 ft. 

Night Blders 815 ft. 

Tbe Underdog 725 ft. 

The Moonshiner's Daughter .. .80S ft. 

Scarlet Letter 900 ft. 


The Old Actor 480 ft. 

The Paralytic's Vengeance 614 ft. 

Faithful Governess Rewarded. .517 ft. 

Penniless Poet's Luck 790 ft. 

Cast Off by His Father 557 ft. 

Usefulness at an End 560 ft. 

The Saloonkeeper's Nightmare. 430 ft. 

Held for Hansom 760 ft. 

A Poor Knight and the Duke's 
Daughter 820 ft. 

The Effective Hair Grower 224 ft. 

Tbe Cat's Revenge .227 ft. 

Clarinet Solo 117 ft. 

Magic Dice 187 ft. 

Three Sportsmen and a Hat. .387 ft. 

Mr. Brown Has a Tile Loose.. 254 ft. 

Carnival at Nice S57 ft. 

Battle of Flowers In Nice 224 ft. 

Mischievous Dlabolo 1S7 ft. 

Tbe Marriage of a French 

Soldier 847 ft. 

Unlucky Lock 240 ft. 

Warsmen at Play., 800 ft. 

Rugby Match 300 ft. 

Brver Avon 284 ft. 

Sammy's Sucker 357 ft. 

River in Norway 247 ft. 

A Mean Man 284 ft. 

Bxpeaslve Marriage 440 ft. 

Mr. Farman's Airship 354 ft. 

Magical Salt of Armor 180 ft. 

Artificial Preparation of the 
Diamond .'...837 ft. 

Around the Coast of Brlttany.274 ft. 

Bed Man's Revenge 607 ft. 

School Boy's Joke 3S7 ft. 

Inventor's Son's Downfall 574 ft. 

Student's Predicament 634 ft. 

The Persistent Beggar 227 ft. 

Hedge Hog Coat 217 ft. 

Tbe Minstrel's Sacrifice 767 ft. 

Remorseful Son 487 ft. 

The Castle Ghosts 850 ft. 

Oxford and Cambridge Boat 
Bace 180 ft. 

Steel Industry 310 ft. 

Lost Pocketbook 724 ft, 

Tbe Winning Number 400 ft. 

Youthful Samaritan 860 ft. 

Tbe Carnival at Nice 354 ft, 

Tne Basket Maker's Daugh- 
ter 560 ft. 

Canine Sagacity 384 ft. 

Scotland 000 ft. 

An Extraordinary Overcoat... 877 ft. 

Pond of His Paper 174 ft. 

Running for Office 384 ft. 

Thirty Tears After 060 ft. 

Awkward Orderly 364 ft, 

Ui am Is Capricious 834 ft- 

A Oood Thief 617 ft. 

Tbe i/ervene 3tatoea. 90 ft. 

The Oncle from America 894 ft. 

Bogus Magic Powder. ....... .227 ft. 

Tommy Has the Spleen ...... .304 ft. 

Tbe Bargeman's Son 610 ft. 

Dreams and Realities. ...... ..307 ft. 

Country About Borne 354 ft. 

Environs of Naples ...240 ft. 

Sldly Illustrated 744 ft. 

Tbe Wand Has Lost Its Magic. 217 ft. 

The Boxing Englishman 180 ft. 

My Cabby Wife 350 ft. 

Gathering Indian Figs 194 ft. 

Peasant's Difficulties in Society. 490 ft. 

Maneuvers of Artillery 490 ft. 

Tbe Memory of His Mother. . .500 ft. 

Side Show Wrestlers 485 ft. 

Hunting Teddy Bears 308 ft. 

The Miser 900 ft. 

Curiosity Punished 564 ft. 

Up-to-Date Clothes Cleaning. . .210 ft. 
Justinian's Human Torches.... 187 ft. 
A Fake Diamond Swindler. .. .588 ft. 

A Lover's Haslng 468 ft. 

Catholic Centennial Parade... 950 ft. 

A Lover's Basing 468 ft. 

In the Barber Shop 180 ft. 

A Mistaken Identity 355 ft. 

Tbe Prophetess of Thebes 458 ft. 

Long-Dlstance Wireless Pho- 
tography 366 ft. 

Tracked by the Police Dog.... 328 ft. 

Messenger's Mistake 328 ft. 

Joyous Surprise 606 ft. 

Tbe Ragpicker's Daughter 738 ft. 

Drama m tbe Tyrol 623 ft. 

Misadventures of a Sheriff 508 ft. 

Music and Poetry 377 ft. 

Dynamite Duel 442 ft. 

A Tiresome Play 426 ft. 

Brazil — The Cascades ..213 ft. 

Don Juan 1.082 ft. 

Arabian Dagger 495 ft. 

Justice of tbe Redskin 557 ft. 

Lady Barrister 524 ft. 

Family of Cats 393 ft. 

Fish Preserving at Astrakhan. 393 ft 

Mrs. Pimpernell's Gown :.541 ft. 

Tormented by His Mother-ln- 

Law 344 ft. 

Weird Symphony 398 ft. 

Fire! Fire! 641 ft. 

An Occasional Porter 328 ft. 

Lucky Accident 492 ft. 

A Complicated Duel 328 ft. 

Athletic Woman 754 ft. 

Burglars* New Trick 426 ft. 

Anti-Hair Powder 459 ft. 

Hide and Seek 180 ft. 

Story of a Foundling 426 ft, 

in a Submarine ...524 ft. 

Legend of a Ghost 1016 ft. 

End of a Dream 459 ft. 

Unfortunate Pickpocket 344 ft. 

A Good Medicine 459 ft. 

All for a Bird 278 ft. 

Poverty and Probity 557 ft. 

Fashionable Hat 844 ft, 

Imperial Canal 262 ft. 

Blind Woman's Story 688 ft. 

Mountaineer's Son 469 ft. 

Pretty Dairymaid 888 ft. 

Artist's Inheritance 893 ft. 

Stolen Sausage 295 ft. 


An Honest Newsboy's Reward. 745 ft. 

Two Little Dogs 210 ft. 

Mephlsto's Affinity ..635 ft. 

Adventures of Mr. Troubles. . .271 ft. 

Tbe Hand of Fate.. 670 ft. 

Magnetic Vapor 845 ft. 

The Miner's Daughter 915 ft. 

Two Brothers of the G. A. B. COO ft, 

Robbie's Pet Rat 400 ft. 

The Greed for Gold 900 ft. 

Tbe Near-Slghted Professor. . .310 ft, 

A Gallant Knight 685 ft. 

Why He Signed the Pledge... 825 ft. 

Tbe Magnetic Eye 305 ft, 

A Gallant Knight 585 ft. 

The Near-Sighted Professor... 310 ft. 
The Magnetic Bye 806 ft. 

Why He Signed the Pledge... 825 ft. 

The Circus Boy. ............ .518 ft. 

Tbe Tale of a Pig 895 ft. 

The Automatic Lanndry 861 ft. 

The Cause «f All the Trouble. 905 ft. 

The "Merry Widow" Hats 568 ft 

The Bride's Dream 825 ft. 


A Chance Shot.. 858 ft. 

Two Gentlemen. ." 265 ft. 

The Pupa Changes Into a But- 
terfly 469 ft. 

The Will............... 375 ft. 

Mr. Drawee (comic) 410 ft. 

The Flight from the Seraglio. .625 ft 

Winter Maneuvers of the Nor- 
wegian Army ..SIB ft. 

Sports of All the World 574 ft. 

Emperor Nero on the Warpath.280 ft. 

Honor Lost — Everything Lost.. 669 ft. 

Dog-Training 294 ft, 

A Misalliance 760 ft. 

Tbe Champagne Bottle 157 "ft. 

A Modern Naval Hero 713 ft. 

Ihles and Antonio (Boxers)... 250 ft. 

Lion Hunting 694 ft. 


Damon and Pythias 

East Lynne ■ i 

Not Yet, Bnt Soon 

The Shadow of the Law ■ 

In the Nick of Time — — — 

Summer Boarders Taken In... 828 ft. 
Troubles of a New Drag Clerk.470 ft. 

The Blue Bonnet 925 ft. 

Blp Van Winkle 1000 ft. 

Tbe Holy City 1685 ft. 

The Man In the Overalls 850 ft. 

A Noble Jester; or, "Faint 
Heart Never Won. Fair Lady. 650 ft. 

Gratitude 285 ft. 

Circumstantial Evidence; or. 


An Innocent Victim -wo ft. 

When Casey Joined the Lodge. 333 ft, 

Romeo aud Juliet .015 ft. 

The Braggart; or. What He 

Said He Would Do and What 

He Beally Did Do 4:10 ft. 

The Two Traveling Bags; .. .420 ft. 
The Salt Did It; or, If You 

Want to Catch a Bird Pat 

Salt on Its Tall 4<a tt 


The Faithless Friend 523 ft 

The Man and His Bottle 350 ft 

The Boarder Got the Haddock. Sio ft. 

Tricky Twins 2t» ft. 

Painless Extraction 2S5 ft 

Father's Lesson 600 ft, 

Hunting Deer. 355 ft 

The Prodigal Son 696 ft 

Catching a Burglar 52S ft 

Nasty Sticky Stuff soe ft 

Professor Bounders' Pills 380 ft, 

Leap Year; or. She Would Be 

Wed .' 345 ft 

Tbe Interrupted Bath. ....... .175 ft. 

The Gambler's Wife 540 ft 

Doctor's Dodge 250 ft 

The Great Trunk Mystery 502 ft, 

Freddie's Little Love Affair... 345 ft 
The Mission of a Flower.... 360 ft 

Lasy Jim's Luck 485 ft 

A Sacrifice for Work 340 ft 

The Greedy Girl 250 ft. 

Portland Stone Industry 450 ft 

Tell-Tale Cinematograph 400 ft 

Latest Song Slides. 

Because of Yon. 
Merry Mary. Marry -Me. 
Sweethearts In Heaven. 
Dear Alabama. 

Night "Time Is the Right Time to 

While iou Are Mine. 
Good-Bye, Annie Laurie. 
In My Merry Oldsmobile. 

Baby Darling. * 
That LittleSunny Southern Girl of 

Swinging in the Old Rope Swing 
I Love Yon So. 
When Vacation Days Are Over. 
Common Sense. 

When the Apple Blossoms Bloom. 
Pansy Mine. 
The Way of the Cross. 
A little Cozy Flat, 
Just to Remind Yon. 
Hearts and Eyes. 
A High Old Time In Dixie. 
We Can't Play With You. 
Last Night. 
I'm Jealous of You. 
Dear Old Iowa. ' 


I Want You. 

Are You Sincere? 

Don't Worry. 

Summer Time. 

In Spring Time When the Roses 

When the Fields Are White with 

Don't Worry. 

Rosea Bring Dreams of Too. 
Yon Splash Me and ril Splash Yon. 
From Egypt to Zululand. 

Sweet Sixteen. 
Stop Making Faces at Me. 
Sweet Polly Primrose. 
If They All Had a Heart Like Yon, 
Gypsie Ann. 
/ When Autumn Tints the Green 

Leaves Gold. 
When You Love Her and She 

Loves You. 
Don't Worry. 


The Town Where I Waa Born. 
Are You Sincere? 

There Was Never a Girl Like Yon. 
What Does It Meant 
Mary. My Heather Queen. 
The Story tbe Picture Blocks Told. 
Mary Blaine. 
Love Days. 

Take Me to the Ball Game. 
Take Your Girl to the Ball Game. 
I Am Afraid to Go Home la the 


There Never Was a Girl Like Too. 
Somebody I Know and You Know, 

When the Nightingale 4a Nestlni, 

Sweet Irene. 
By the Old Oaken Bucket, Louise. 
It Might Have Been. 
Girl from the Golden West. 
The Corn la Waving, Annie. 
Two Little Baby Shoes. 


I'm Afraid to Come Home In tit 

I Miss Yon Like the Roses Mat 

the Rain. 
Just Because He Couldn't Sinj 

"Lore Me and the World li 

When It's Moonlight, Mary Dirl- 

in», 'Neaih the Old Grape Arbor' 

Shade. 7 1 

Where the Catskllls Lift Their Sum- 
mits to the Sun. 
Money Won't Make Everybody Happy- 
Mollie, Come Jump on the Trolley. 
Among the Valleys of New England. 

Love's Old Sweet Song. 
I'm Longing: for My Old Greta 

Mountain Home. 
On Bunker Hill, Where Warren 

On the Banks of the Wabash. 
The Holy City. .. " . . ' 
The Little Old Red School-home 

On the HilL 
There Stands a Flag, Let Thes 

Touch It If They Dare. 
You'll Be Sorry Just Too Late. 
Billy, Dear. 

Won't Yon Walt, NeUle Dear? 
Don't Ever Leave Me. Dolly. 

A Little Bit o' Sugar Cane. 

True Heart. 

Hoses Bring Dreams of You. 

Hoo! Bool Ain't Yon Coming oat 

Just Someone. 
Santiago Flynn. 
When Yon Wore e Pinafore. 
In Monkey Land. 
Dear Old East Side. 
Won't Yon Be My Baby Boy 7 
Dear Old Comrade. 
Over tbe Hills and Far Away. 
Ycra'se just a little hit o sugar cane. 

Will You Always Call Me Honey? 
I Wish I Had a Girt. _ . 

Maybe I Was Meant for You, Dear- 
Poor Old Girl. 
She's My Girl. 
I'd Like to Call on You. 
Base BaH. 

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Bailey Film Service. 116 21st St, Birmingham. 
Southern Film Exchange, 193 N. 20th St., Bir- 
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•Geo. Erect, 550 Grove St., San Francisco. 
Clune Film Exchange, 727 So. Main St., Lot 

Miles Bros., 790 Turk St, San Francisco. 
Novelty Moving Picture Co., 876 Eddy St, San 

Talley Film Exchange, Los Angeles. 

H. H. Buckwalter, 713 Lincoln Ave.. Denver. 
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Eugene Cline & Co., 1021 Grand Ave., Denver. 
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Chicago Film Exchange, 120 East Randolph St 
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Royal Film Service, 253 La Salle St 
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Standard Film Exchange, 79 Dearborn St. 
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Temple Film Co., Masonic Temple. 
Theater Film Service, 85 Dearborn St 
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Luther Day Service Co., Muncie, Ind. 

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Charles M Stebbins. 1028 Main st 
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Imported Film Supply Co.. New Orleans. 
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PI.. New Orleans. 
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F. J. Howard. S64 Washington St, Boston. 
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Michigan Film & Supply Co., Butler Bldg., Detroit 
National Film Co., 100 Griswold St, Detroit 
National Film Co.. Houseman Bldg., Grand Rapids, 
Central Film & Supply Co., Saginaw. 
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Twin City Calcium ft Stereopticon Co., 720 Henne- 
pin Ave, Minneapolis. 


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O. T. Crawford. Gayety Theater, St Louis. 

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nut St, St Louis. 

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Pittsburg Calcium Light & Film Co., 158 Main 

St, E.. Rochester. 
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Actograpb Co.. 50 Union So. " . . 
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imperial Gloving Picture Co.. 44 W. 28th St 
Improved Film Supply Co.. 148 Delancey St 
Kmetograpb Co., 41 E. 21st St 
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Vitagraph Co.. 116 Nassau st 

Alfred Weiss Film Exchange, 219 Sixth Ave. 


Eugene Cline ft Co., 717 Superior Ave., Cleveland. 
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Ohio Film Exchange, 11 East Broad St, Columbus. 
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Superior Film Supply Co., 621 Nasby Bldg., Toledo.. 

Keystone Film and Supply Co., 6 Spooner Bldg., 


C A. Calehuff, 4th and Green Sts. 
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S. Lubin, 21 So. 8th St 
Miles Bros., 1319 Market St 
Philadelphia Film Exc, 1229 N. Seventh St. 
L. M. Swaab. 338 Spruce St 
Columbia Film Exchange, 414 Ferguson Bldg. 
Harry Davis, 347 Fifth Ave. 

Duquesne Amusement Supply Co., Bakewell Bldg. 
Pennsylvania Film Co., 403 Lewis Block. 
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American Film Service, Memphis. 
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Chicago Film Exchange, Omaha, Neb. 

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Edison Display Co., Seattle, Wash. 

Laemmle Film Service, Omaha, Neb. 

Miles Bros., Munsey Bldg., Washington. D. C. 

Miles Bros., 412 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 

Miles Bros.. 107 Sixth St., Portland, Ore. 

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Montana Film Exchange, 41 N. Main St., Butte, 

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Theater Film Supply Co., Charlotte, N. C. 

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Virginia Film Exchange, Norfolk, Va. 

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New Orleans. 
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Louis. Mo. 

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Mexican Film Exchange, Clnco de Mayo. t. 
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No. 25 


The Comic Papers as Advisors. 

Independence is a wonderful lever in the affairs of this 
world. To be able to stand up for the right at all times 
and champion the cause of the deluded at the critical 
time has been the fondest desire and aim of all the great 
thinkers, writers and workers of all ages. True inde- 
pendence is a great factor in the affairs of life and it 
cannot be exercised when the expounder is allied with 
any particular class or conditions. It springs from cool, 
deliberate thought; honest, unbiased and disinterested 
motives, other than those directed to the welfare of those 
concerned. Radical measures are never advocated by 
genuine independence and foolish advice is not doled out 
regardless of consequences. The moving picture ex- 
hibitors will do well to think this over with deliberation. 
In some quarters they are being urged to "demand their 
rights" and declare "what they will have and what they 
will not take." They are urged to take their service of 
films from both the independents and the association and 
to make their selection of subjects after seeing the films 
run through a machine. The advice is visionary, to say 
the least, in view of the fact that the plan is impracticable. 
A visit to any film exchange that is well patronized, on 
any day when films are changed, will prove this conclu- 
sively. Visit the exchanges and there you will find 
the exhibitors, or their representatives, lined up like so 
many half famished men in a bread line — eager for their 
films, exerting every ingenuity to sequre the latest and 
best subjects, and anxious to get back to their places to 
gather in the nickels or dimes as the case may be. Can 
anyone imagine such men calmly seated in a chair watch- 
ing a subject that is being run for their especial benefit 
in order that they may make a choice? How long would 
it take Mr. Exhibitor to get his program if he went from 
one exchange to another inspecting the stock? Life in 
the nickelodeon field is too strenuous for such work. In 
buying clothing or groceries such a plan is both feasible 
and advisable, but in the moving picture line it is a case 
of grab the latest film as quickly as possible and get it 
on the sheet before the man on the other side of the 
street can duplicate it. It is a case of hustle. Anyone 
who goes about looking for film subjects as a woman 
travels looking for a new hat is bound to get left. - 


If you give a calf enough rope he will hang himself. 

Because Mr. Rock was at Atlantic City this week at- 
tending the marriage celebration of Mr. Lubin's daugh- 
ter, the "idiotOrial" page of the "Index" escaped its usual 

If you have not seen a copy, it is worth a nickel to 
read the piffle entitled "Association Facts — and Other 
Ones." Do the officers and members of the Film Ser- 
vice Association relish the way in which they are thus 
held up to ridicule?. 

Children like to play at being somebody. "Twas ever 


* * * 

It is all very well for those who never had a principle 
to say that they "are ready to abandon any principle — in 
favor of a better one." 

* * * 

Though there is not a sinner that does not break one 
or more of the Ten Commandments every day, no mortal 
has. yet had the temerity to attack the wisdom of these 
commands. The same applies to the rules of the asso- 
ciation. To allow each man to be a law unto himself 
reverts back to chaos. To say that "the schedule in its 
present form is the 'fault' of the trouble" is ridiculous 
and is courting trouble. 

* * * 

A liar must needs have a good memory. 

There are now two claimants for the honor of having 
been the first to suggest the trade association idea. In 
return for the favor of having been elevated from the 
position of office boy, the latest claimant for the honor 
might have been content to let the laurels rest upon the 
marble dome of thought where it more fittingly belongs. 

The Film Service Association of New York is look- 
ing with great expectations to the general convention to 
be held in the metropolis on July IX. The visiting dele- 
gates will no doubt find a great welcome awaiting them. 
At the Chicago, Buffalo and Pittsburg gatherings hospi- 
tality flowed generously and it is not likely that the 
Knickerbockers will be behind on that score. The con- 
vention promises to be a very interesting one. 

It is reported that energetic measures, have been 
adopted by the Film Service Association to keep its 
members well in line against the renting of association 
films to exhibitors who handle products of the independ- 
ents. All such cases are closely watched and the regulars 
have received notice that ignorance of existing condi- 
tions will not be received as an excuse when it is easy to 
learn the truth. Association men claim that the advice 
to exhibitors to use both independent and association 
films is not given with the exhibitors' interests in view as 
much as it is in the interests of independent films. They 
claim the main object is to divide the trade. The inde- 
pendents claim the suggestion comes from an outside 
source and they have no N hand in the matter. It is a 
merry war, whichever statement may be correct. 

The Department of Electricity in the Borough of 
Brooklyn has not perfected its details for the examining 
and licensing of moving picture machine operators, but 
is endeavoring to get the system in operation before the 
close of the present month. All the other boroughs of 
Greater New York are in advance of Brooklyn.?, < 



The Electric Light in the Optical 


No. 9. — By C. M. H., in The Kinemato graph and Lantern 


Continued from page 365. 

A handy instrument in the lanternist's paraphernalia 
is a "Pole Indicator." This consists of a glass tube 
with a metal electrode at either end, and filled with a 
liquid of very high resistance. This liquid is partially 
decomposed when a small current passes through it 
Normally the liquid is perfectly clear, but under the 
influence of an electric current a small portion is decom- 
posed and assumes the appearance of a bright ruby cloud, 
which surrounds the negative electrode. The cloud dis- 
appears in a few moments after the disturbing influence 
is removed, so the little instrument is always ready 
for use. 

Let us suppose that the lanternist is to give an exhibi- 
tion at a certain hall, and that the electrician in charge 
has brought to a place near to where the lantern has to 
stand, a couple of wires from a point on the mains, 
whence a current of 15 amperes may be drawn with 
impunity. The first thing which the lanternist will do is 
to attach these wires one to either side of his pole-tester, 
and ask to have the current switched on for a moment 
A second or two will suffice to show the little cloud 
arising in the tester, and the current can be switched off 
again. It has already been said that it is around the 
negative pole in the tester that the ruby cloud collects, 
and our operator will do well to immediately mark one 
wire to distinguish it from the other as soon as the test 
has been made. In my own practice I make it an in- 
variable rule to tie a piece of string around that wire that 
the test shows to be positive, i. e., the one whch is at- 
tached to the opposite end of the pole-tester to that at 
which the red cloud forms. 

Failing a pole-tester — which is a considerable con- 
venience, but not an absolute necessity — there is 
another simple way to tell which Wire is connected with 
the positive pole of the dynamo or battery, but it 
involves connecting up to the lamp and its accessories, 
and the connections may afterwards have to be reversed, 
though that is not a very considerable undertaking. 
Connect up the lamp and resistance in the manner to 
be immediately explained, and start the light and allow 
it to burn for a minute or two. An experienced worker 
will recognize in a moment from the direction in which 
the greater quantity of light leaves the carbon points, 
which of the carbons is in connection with the positive, 
and which with the negative pole. But the tyro will not 
possess the same facility. Let him allow the light to burn 
for, say, two minutes, and then switch it off. Now let 
him watch the carbon points and observe which will retain 
its red heat for the longer period. That one will be the 
positive carbon, for as already explained, there is twice 
the activity at the point of the positive rod as compared 
with that which obtains at its neighbor's extremity, and 
therefore, as it soon gets twice as hot, it will naturally 
take longer to cool. 

If. when the above recorded experiment is performed, 
it be found that the positive "lead" has been connected 
with th lower carbon, the wires must be reversed in 
such a manner that the positive electrode is at the top. 

And now for the manner in which the connections are 
to be made. The easiest way to explain this very import- 

ant matter, which however is by no means difficult 
understand, is by reference to a diagram. 



The simple sketch shown herewith will require but 
little explanation. On the left-hand side are the two 
leads, bringing the 100 volt current up to the lanternist's 
table, the upper one being of the positive persuasion, as 
shown by the + sign. This wire is shown first 
connected to a switch, whence it goes direct to the 
upper carbon of the lamp. In the other case, that of 
the negative wire, which is shown lowermost, and dis- 
tinguished by the negative sign — the lead is connected 
direct to the necessary resistance by which the voltage 
is reduced to the required extent, and the flow of the 
current is conveyed by a short piece of wire through an 
ammeter, by which its quantity is measured, and from 
there to a safety cut-out, or "fuse." • . 

Another short piece of wire connects this last with the 
negative or lower carbon holder of the lamp, and thus 
completes the circuit with the distant dynamo. Although 
these various portions of the circuit are shown in the 
diagram arranged in this particular order, it does not 
follow that this order must be strictly adhered to. On 
the contrary, it does not matter in the- least what part 
of the circuit the resistance, or ammeter, or fuse, or 
switch are placed, so long as the current passes through 
them in turn. But it is most essential that the positive 
wire be attached to the upper carbon, and the negative 
to the lower. For the rest, the items can be connected 
in any part of the circuit, and in any order that happens 
to be convenient. But it must be remembered that the 
complete installation must form a circuit with the distant 
dynamo. The current must pass from any given point 
round the circuit through all the instruments, including 
its source, the dynamo, in turn, and thus back again to 
the same point Let the lanternist at once get the idea 
of a circle into his mind— a circle which is only broken 
in order to have a lamp, or resistance, or switch inserted 
between the broken ends, which ends are thus virtually 
united again from an electrical point of view. Of course 
this electrical circle, or more properly, circuit is not 
necessarily circular or anything like it This is merely a 
convenient metaphor with which to convey the general 


A correspendent writes asking how much it costs to 
start a moving picture show in a storeroom, how much 
it costs to run it, where is the best place for a good loca- 
tion, and how much can be made in such places. We 
feel flattered by such a demand upon our resources, but 
must confess to our inability to satisfactorily respond. 
But one question is lacking to fill trie bill. The corre- 
spondent failed to ask us if we would furnish the capital. 


By J. Hartnett 

There are too many people in the moving picture business 
who beheve that its success is dependent upon their own in- 
dividual efforts and success. Such people should get up on 
their feet and look about them. Everybody is not dreaming 
These poor mortals, who have invested a few hundred dollars 
(all they possessed, perhaps), must not think that their am- 
bitions, hopes and speculations control. There are others! 
Too many people go into the moving picture business as they 
would a lottery. They get fooled. To run a nickelodeon you 
must have the business capital, management, tact and hope- 
fulness, as you would any other business. The great fault 
with many people who start nickelodeons is, they think as 
soon as they start one they become classed with theatrical or 
circus managers. But they don't. The glare is not there 
The situation is entirely different, with the exception that if 
you haven t got the money you are like the other fellow. 

Starting a mcklodeon is like starting a grocery store. The 
films are your stock; the operator, ticket-seller and pianist 
are your clerks. If you get the people coming and they like 
your goods they will come again. Get away from the theatri- 
cal view of it, so far as the store- shows are concerned. In 
the language of the street, "there is nothing to it." You open 
a store and put pictures in it. The people come to see them 
It is your place to see that they are pleased and interested, 
just the same as the merchant who attractively displays his 
goods. The only difference is that you do not sell the pic- 
tures. It is all well enough to let the store show man make 
the circus display outside his -place to attract the crowd. 
Many legitimate business places that are not in the amuse- 
ment field do that; but on the inside let the display be 
strictly business. Let the people see the pictures, and noth- 
ing else. Don't have dude ushers, impressive pianists, ogling 
singers, or obtrusive attendants. They appeal to the minority 
who spend little and disgust those who seek entertainment. 
They are the magnets for those who have already brought 
moving pictures into disrepute, and every manager should 
look after his own interest in this respect. The same rule 
should prevail in the store show that prevails in every other 
well-regulated place of amusement, and if it does not prevail 
there is very good ground for revoking the owner's license. 

To be plain and blunt on the question, the rule should be 
more rigidly enforced regarding store shows, for the- reason 
that in many instances the patronage received is, under the 
peculiar circumstances, more liberal than that accorded to the 
general run of theaters. The great trouble is that managers 
of nickelodeons do not appreciate their position. Most of 
them carry elastic heads which their positions rapidly extend. 
They imagine that their ten-a-week put them on a par with a 
Keith or Proctor, and even the owner of the place frequently 
has quite a task to persuade them to the contrary. 

There is no doubt that some of the (I was going to say 
men) who pose about the picture places in six-dollar Spring 
suits proved themselves better members of society when 
they were driving trucks. The glare of theatrical life has led 
them into strange pastures. They do not recognize a lady, 
and children become to them a prey. If driving their trucks, 
they will halt at times to let women and children pass, if 
for no other reason than to respect the police regulations; 
but when they become attached to an "amusement place," as 
they call it, they sail high. 

Much has been said about the pictures, the place, the ac- 
commodations and like things attending the moving, picture 
places, but the true evil lies in the management Where ladies 
and children predominate as the patrons, as they do in moving 
picture shows, it is the duty of the management to see that his 
S i! n anc * a b° ut &* house is above reproach, as near as 
possible. The moving pictures are an innocent and popular 
pastime and should be preserved as such. Loafers and mash- 
C £ S ' wnetncr employees or frequenters, should be tabooed, and 
the manager who does not look after his interests in this 
respect will lose the business. 

Another thing nickelodeon managers must guard against: 
Iheir places should not be allowed to dwindle into trysting 
places. Of course, love will find the way, and no manager 
can guard against it any more than the police, but the man- 
ager becomes acquainted with his patrons and can soon dis- 
tinguish the desirable person from another. There are too 
™yof the lower class taking advantage of the nickelodeon, 
lhe shrewd manager will see that it is not to his advantage 
to have his place drift under the disorderly provisions. 

I say all this with due respect to the legitimate investors 
and managers, but as a warning to them and with a view to 
the best interests of the industry to which this paper is 


««2c ed * The movin 1 f Pictures have provided to untold thou- 
fffe 3fig" l fft »5g the r had not sufficient funds to Seek 
t elsewhere. It has been clean, wholesome amusement, and 
?*Wa5 entertain many who would otherwise have 
squandered their money and wasted their time to far less 
advantage. As fair play to the pictures and the industry as 

Lr*vfch£fi T mg the . mana * ers of the places in which they 
are exhibited, I urge the same care and attention that would 
De given any other commercial enterprise. Respectability must 
be maintained at the cost of losing the lover element, for the 
latter cannot maintain a place, even in its own locality. Talk 
as you will about elevating the pictures, there is but one solu- 
tion: Good management. 


Wide divergence of opinion is held in Washington relative 
to the influence exerted on the youth of the city by the 5 and 
10 cent theaters and moving picture shows. Some declare 
that, after careful investigation, they can find nothing demor- 
alizing or indelicate in these exhibitions, while others, also 
after a thorough investigation, assert that they find at least 
80 per cent, of such places unfit to be visited by women and 

Speaking of these shows at a mass meeting called by the 
Woman s Interdenominational Missionary Union recently 
Judge William H. DeLacey, of the Juvenile Court, said: 

To obtain first-hand information of the class of entertain- 
ment provided by the 5 and 10 cent theaters and moving 
picture shows, I visited many of them within the last few 
days. I can say that in none of them did I see anything 
demoralizing to the youth of the pity. I do not say such do 
not exist, but I did not find them. Many of the places are 
unsanitary, and some may be without fire protection, but the 
class of amusement provided appeared to me to be amusing, 
if not particularly elevating." 

Judge DeLacey's opinion is concurred in by many persons 
who are familiar with the places mentioned. 

An afternoon and evening was spent by a reporter of 
"The Post" in visiting ten or twelve of these places. The 
weather was very warm and the places looked cool and 
inviting. Inside, the lights were turned low and electric fans 
kept the air circulating and generated a refreshing breeze. 
The houses were comfortably filled with audiences consist- 
ing for the most part of women and children, fully 75 per 
cent, being women of apparent respectability. 

In several of the places there were short vaudeville acts, 
interspersed with illustrated songs and moving pictures. The 
S and 10 cent places do not cater to the class of persons who 
want their fun in tabloid form, the proprietors say, but who 
want it in generous quantities. Nor do they want a libretto 
in order to get the point of a joke. Wit and satire of the 
finer sort is not what they demand. If a man rocks a boat 
and falls overboard they want the picture to show him res- 
cued near dead and thoroughly wet, and the longer he is in 
the water the more fun it is. 

It is argued by opponeents of the picture shows that repre- 
sentation of crime has a demoralizing effect on the minds 
of the young. 

There was not a picture which the opponents of the shows 
call "suggestive." Many were foolish, from the viewpoint of 
the grown-up man, but looked at through children's eyes 
they were merely amusing. 

Then there are the "weepy" illustrated songs. The soldier 
boy in khaki uniform is going to the war. His mother weeps 
on his neck, his sweetheart on his shoulder, and the man 
with the baritone voice stands in the wings and, as the pic- 
tures are flashed on the canvas, sings about death and glory 
and the like, and the audience forgets the man who has been 
chased by a bulldog, furtively wipes tears from its eyes, and 
vows undying devotion to its country. 

Then there is flashed on the canvas the picture of a baron- 
ial castle. Men in bright uniforms and mounted on gayly 
camparisoned horses ride up to the door. The baron's daugh- 
ter trips down- the broad stairwajr. She greets her sweet- 
heart, and his rival wants to fight it out then and there with 
swords. They fight. The rival is wounded and the victori- 
ous lover rides away, while the girl throws kisses after him. 
A man comes on the stage and sings a song and does a 
dance. Again the audience forgets the troubles of the lovers 
and laughs. The lights are turned low. On the screen is 
flashed a picture of a little girl dying. She wants to live till 
the flowers bloom again, but -the quiet doctor shakes his head. 
The man in the wings sings a pathetic song, and the little 
girl dies as the last verse is sung. The audience cries softly, 



and each little boy decides then and there to be better to 
his sister. He won't, perhaps, but the resolution has done 
him good. 

The show is over. The audience files out and goes to its 
homes, where, perhaps, there is little to amuse or to drive 
dull care away. 

Managers of moving picture shows say all films are "tried 
out" in private before the show is given to the public, and 
if there is anything that might give offense it is eliminated. 
They declare the public is demanding cleaner, higher class 
amusements, and say they are giving such performances. 


To all appearances the moving picture operators have at last 
struck a gait which promises to make organization among them 
more of a reality and less of a dream than it has been in the 
past Heretofore most of the movements in this particular line 
have been so half-hearted, badly arranged and managed that for 
quite a while when a suggestion or reference was made touching 
upon the operators as a factor in organized labor the matter was 
treated as a joke. When the operators had plenty of work and 
got good pay they were inclined to treat the subject as either 
very tiresome, or foolish. They had no idea of organizing — 
such a thing was not deemed necessary. All attempts in that 
direction either met with half-hearted support, or ridicule. There 
is an old saying, "It is never too late to mend," and it may be 
guiding the operators to-day. Whether or not it is, the fact is 
established that there is a well-founded and promising organi- 
zation in New York to-day. It is working under an American 
Federation of Labor charter. It will be subject to the general 
rules of that great organization, and at the same time be entitled 
to its support, morally and otherwise, when it is necessary for 
the parent body to act. 

It is understood that under existing arrangements Manhattan 
jrill have the real organization. Suburban towns will have local 
bodies, but they will have no charters. Each local will appoint a 
delegate to attend the weekly meetings of the Manhattan body 
and be guided by the proceedings of that body. All the branches 
will be governed by and entitled to the privileges of the A. F. of 
L. charter held by the Manhattan organization. While each local 
will hold meetings, these gatherings will be more of an outlet 
for information to the members who are prevented from attend- 
ing the meetings at headquarters than regular gatherings. The 
parent body will really transact all the business and the delegates 
will practically be the news bearers. 

Before the Summer is well under way the operators' organiza- 
tion should present a sturdy and promising front. The meetings 
are fixed so that the members can attend after the close of their 
shows, and although they convene when most people are going 
in or hastening to their beds, the attendances have been very 
good. Considerable enthusiasm has been shown in the work 
and the -efforts to spread the organization are tireless. On June 
22 it is proposed to take in all desirable unorganized operators 
employed at Coney Island. On the 29th inst the operators of 
Jersey City, N. J., will be organized. Both these organizations 
will be branches of and have a delegate to the Manhattan body. 

The unostentatious methods adopted in the present movement 
are strong points. Success seems assured. It is a pity the same 
work was not accomplished two or three years ago. If it had 
been, this line of labor would not be so overcrowded by unde- 
sirable and incompetent workers as it is to-day and there would 
not be so many good men looking for jobs. We extend our 
best wishes to the operators in their present movement 


It is remarkable how differently some people look at 
things. A lantern slide maker of this city received two let- 
ters this week from his customers. One said: "I want to 
commend you for the fine lot of slides you sent me. They 
are the sharpest and clearest pictures I have ever put on the 
screen, and, best of all, you have not over-colored them. 
They are prime and you can send me five sets of everything 
new you turn out" 

Another customer who got the same slides said: "I think 
they are the crummiest lot of pictures that ever fell into my 
hands, and I do not feel like paying five dollars per set for 
such stuff, and unless you can shave the price in the future 
you can cancel my orders." This man was a one set cus- 
tomer, and the answer he got was a photographic copy of 
the man's letter who wanted five sets. The man who wanted 
five sets always paid for his goods C. O. D.. and the man 
who wanted the price shaved never paid for his goods under 
forty or sixty days. He was notified that his orders were 
cancelled with pleasure. 

Notes and Comments, 

Our printer, who is very liberal with his figures, was responsi- 
ble for the ridiculous offer in Harbach & Co.'s advertisement, 
last week, of "35,000 feet of film for $75.00." Mr. Harbach writes 
that he has not the time to reply to all the inquiries and asks us 
to explain the error. It should have read 3,500 feet of film 
for $75-cc." 


We regret to record the death of Capt Henry Lomb, president 
of the Bausch & Lomb Optical Company, at his home in Rochester 
on June 13. Mr. Lomb was 79 years of age and took an active 
interest in the affairs of the large corporation of which he was 
the head. 


Calling at the office of Mr. J. H. Hallberg for an answer 
to an inquiry regarding his "Economizer," he answered it 
by showing a letter from the manager of the Crystal Thea- 
ter, Ottumwa, Iowa, in which the writer stated that his 
bills for current while using an ordinary rheostat had run 
from $11 to $15 per week. Since putting in an "Economizer" 
they had averaged between $3.78 and $4.42. 


We have had numerous inquiries lately as to what is the 
best outfit for a traveling exhibitor, also inquiries as to the 
fitting up of tent shows. As others may desire information 
of this kind, we refer them to Wm. H. Swanson & Co., 160 
W. Lake street, Chicago, 111., who have black tent outfits 
for immediate delivery. What Mr. Swanson does not know 
about the tent show or traveling exhibit is not worth know- 
ing, and he can be relied upon to give the benefit of his 
long experience to any one who is contemplating entering 
this field. 


If there is one thing that is good and substantial in this 
filmy business it is the leatheroid reel 
cases and traveling trunks that are made 
by the Leatheroid Manufacturing Com- 
pany, 532 Broadway, New York City. 
The illustration shows one of the 
handy cases that they make especially 
for the transportation of reels. These 
cases are light, convenient and strong, 
as is well known, but we recently saw 
one of these cases put to a test which 
would have destroyed a case made of 
any other material, even iron, and 
hence we depart from our general rule 
not to recommend any one manufac- 
turer's goods in preference to an- 


Dropping into the Opera House the other evening to see 
if our suggestions as to better announcement slides had 
been heeded, we found the same conditions prevailing and 
also noticed that the projecting machine was in need 0! 
adjustment The large audience was deserving of a higher 
class service. The redeeming feature was the subjects on 
the programme. The feature film was "The Blue and The 
Gray; or, The Days of '61." This is a masterly production 
of thrilling interest, and elicited rounds of applause from 
the spectators. The plot could be made clearer by more 
explanatory titles, but the natural scenery and realistic 
action is alone sufficient to hold the interest. This is one of 
the few film subjects that deserves a long run and which the 
public will pay to see more than once. 

Another feature on the programme was the "Camera- 
phone." This instrument now seems to be perfect in syn- 
chronization, and the enunciation and quality of tone emitted 
by the phonograph was remarkable for clearness and the 
abssence of the usual scratchy sound of the phonograph. 
The audience applauded each number. 



Trade Notes. 

Winona, Minn. — Manager Burlinghame is trying out mo- 
tion pictures at the Opera House. 

Richmond, Va. — Messrs. Rumm & Grazeck are erecting a 
moving picture theater at 1900 East Main street. 

Davenport, la. — Manager Berkell, of the Elite, has put on 
motion pictures for the Summer. 

Frankfort, N. Y. — The Opera House will remain open 
throughout the Summer with motion pictures. 

Vincennes, Ind. — The Royal Theater Company, the direc- 
tors of which are Geo. B. Fletcher, Frank E. Cowgill and 
Jennie Fletcher, are constructing a theater at the corner of 
Sixth and Main streets. 

Albia, la. — Mr. Sutphen has opened the King Theater with 
motion pictures. 

Fort Wayne, Ind. — W. J. Bosse, who is engaged in the 
show business in Decatur, has also opened a moving picture 
show in this city, on Broadway. 

Mansfield, O. — Case & Baker have sold their Dreamland 
Picture Theater to Springfield (O.) people. 

East Liverpool, O. — A moving picture show has been put 
on at Newell Park by the park management 

Sandusky, O. — Carle & Kunge, of the Valentine Theater, 
Toledo, are contemplating opening a moving picture theater 

Sandusky, O. — Gus Sun, the theatrical man, . has had plans 
drawn by Architect Shively for a new theater. 

Lorain, O. — B. W. Baird, of the Bijou Theater, has leased 
the Family Theater, 313 Broadway, and will greatly enlarge 
the same. 

Philadelphia, Pa. — Robbers carried away $500 worth of 
films at the Christianson-Miiler Theater at 2121 Germantown 

Indianapolis, Ind. — Arcade Amusement Company, Rich- 
mond, has been incorporated with a capital of $1,000. Direc- 
tors are Rudolph G. Leeds, W. C. Hibberd and S. W. Corwin. 

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. — Geo. O. Comb, manager of the 
Soo Curling Club's rink, is adding a moving picture attrac- 
tion to be conducted in connection with the skating and 
without any increase in price. 

Redlands, Cal. — Mr. Bowlus is the owner of a moving pic- 
ture theater recently opened here. 

Marion, O. — H. S. Vail, owner of the Marion Family Thea- 
ter, just closed, says that he will return in the Fall and re- 
open the theater. • 

Toledo, O. — Because of the success attending the moving 
picture production at the Valentine Theater, Caille & Kunzke, 
the lessees, haver closed up a lease with Geo. H. Ketcham's 
house in Springfield. At this time there is also a deal pend- 
ing between these two parties looking to the leasing of the 
houses of the Valentine circuit in Dayton, Columbus and 
Indianapolis, and it looks as though the deal will be con- 

Rochester, N. Y. — Plans are under way for a new theater 
building on Clinton avenue, north, adjoining the Masonic 
Temple. It is to be a moving picture theater. 

Marietta, O. — On Memorial Day the Grand Amusement 
Company's theater was opened to the public It is one of 
the popular moving picture shows, only it will far surpass 
the average attraction. Mr. H. C. Miller is the manager. 

Auburn, N. Y. — The Auditorium Annex has been opened 
with pictures and songs. 

Pendleton, Ore. — The proprietor of one of the most popular 
saloons in this city, Mr. Peter Medernach, has quit the liquor 
business and is fitting up his place as a moving picture 

Acting pictures on a mammoth scale is a new move of the 
National Film Company, of Detroit.. The "Actologue," present- 
ing a company of capable artists, will go forth in about two 
weeks' time to demonstrate the realities in animated photography 
Five companies are being rehearsed, one for the Palace Theater, 
Detroit*, one for Cleveland, and three for the road. 

Rear Admiral Fighting Bob Evans made a "spiel" to the 
farmers and school children up at the New Paltz Normal 
School annual play day last week. The moving picture man was 
not there with his camera. He was too busy making such 
suggestive pictures as "The Rag-Picker's Daughter" that he 
missed this pageant, one of the most interesting annual 
events in" the State of New York and of absorbing interest 
to the whole American people. • - 

Spokane, Wash., June 10. — W. G. Hoover and J.. A. Hanson 
are the proprietors of a new moving picture show in this city. 

Tony Pastor's famous resort on East Fourteenth street will 
also remain open during the Summer season, under the manage- 
ment of Mr. Hedden, of Vitagraph Company. 

The Schenectady (N. Y.) City Council refused to refund 
any part of the $100 license fee to the proprietors of two 
theaters which were compelled to close on account of lack 
of patronage. 

The Jersey City moving picture men have employed Robert 
S. Hudspeth to .test the constitutionality of the law which 
prohibits children from attending shows. Since the new law 
went into effect the receipts of moving picture shows have 
greatly decreased. 

The Dewey Theater, on East Fourteenth street, will remain 
open during the Summer with motion pictures and vaudeville. 
The theater is managed by Joseph J. Leo, who is perhaps the 
youngest manager in the business, but he is a hustler and an 
expert operator if need be. The Greater New York Film Rental 
Company supply the program. 

Lancaster, Pa., June 18. — On Saturday afternoon Mayor 
McCaskey notified the proprietor of the Dreamland Theater 
on North Queen street that he would have to stop showing 
his pictures of the Younger Brothers, the famous bandits. 
The Mayor stated that as these pictures made the bandits 
heroes, he thought it was bad for the morals of the young 
people who attended the shows. 

Mr. George Propheter, pianist, who accompanied Mr. 
Ernest Coutourier, the famous leader of Gilmore's Band and 
America's leading cornetist, to Europe recently, is in part- 
nership with Mr. Julian Jordan, of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., com- 
pleting arrangements to open several moving picture theaters, 
One of them will be in New Rochelle and another in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Plans have been filed for a one-story brick and iron build- 
ing, with a peaked roof, to be erected facing the upper 
Central Park Circle and Fifth avenue, just south of mth 
street. It will have a frontage of 54 feet and a depth of 83 
feet. It will be used as a place for moving picture shows, 
being the first building of this special class of occupancy to 
be planned for Manhattan. It is to be built for Samuel 
Trigger & Co., as owners, and will cost $10,000. H. G. Harris 
is the architect. Two buildings of this classification have 
been projected in The Bronx thus far. 

Fremont, O., June 9. — The picture show men have reached 
an important decision. After having worried and wept over 
the "Merry Widow" hat question, they got together and 
talked things over. They want to be nice to the ladies who 
patronize them, and they realize that if they required hats to 
be remdved, no one would have time to see even a corner 
of a picture between work. So they have decided that the 
Quakers may have known what they were about, after all, 
and will follow their example, with a modification. Xow 
any "Merry Widowed" lady may sit on the left side of the 
theater if she removes her hat; if not, she will have to sit 
on the right, where femininity alone will sit to be annoyed. 
This certainly seems fair. One question that will arise will 
be, how many men are there . in town who would rather 
brave the all-surrounding hat, than sit comfortable and lonely 
on the left? — Messenger. 

Savannah, Ga., June 2.— The -management of the Eldo- 
rado Theater announces that on Monday, May 15, they will 
give away one thousand carnations to their patrons and 
friends, the occasion being the opening of Mr. Franckly 
Wallace's engagement. And also for the opening day ladies 
will be admitted free both at the afternoon and evening 
shows. Mr. Wallace is a well-known singer, having sung 
for the Edison phonograph time and time again. The man- 
ager, Mr. Carter, expects a record-breaking crowd at both 
afternoon and evening. 

That the "Merry Widow" matinees are proving popular 
has been shown in Savannah at the Superba Theater for the 
past two months. Mr. Bandy stated, not long ago, that 
since he has started the matinees' he has done very near twice as 
much business. Tickets are given to every lady that goes to the 
Superba, and on Friday the drawing comes off and the winner is. 
announced that night, both at the Superba and the Criterion. 




The United Film Exchange Company, Cleveland, O. Ed- 
ward Kohl, C. W. Craig, C. M. Christensen, Robert Cranger, 
W. R. Granger. Capital, $10,000. 


The present rate of kinetoscopes, or moving picture ma- 
chinery, from the East to San Francisco is $6 per 100 pounds. 
These machines are forwarded in such volume to San Fran- 
cisco that parties interested believe they should have a lower 
rate, and have made an application to the transcontinental 
lines for a reduction "to a fair and a just figure," or in other 
words; to about $3 per 100 pounds. 

This subject will be considered at the next meeting of the 
transcontinental lines, the date for which has not been set. It 
is possible that some reduction may be granted, as the water 
routes are making low rates on these machines.. 


As result of a decision handed down by Justice Kelly in 
the Supreme Court, the Tenement House Department has 
decided not to approve any more applications for the in- 
stallation of moving picture shows in tenement houses. 

Some time ago Henry Bloomgarden, of 68 Tompkins ave- 
nue, made application to the Tenement House Department 
for permission to make alterations to the premises so that 
moving pictures could be shown in the rear of an ice-cream 
saloon. Deputy Commissioner John McKeown refused to 
give the necessary permit, claiming that the moving pictures 
shown in tenements were dangerous to the lives of the occu- 
pants of the building. 

Failing to get the department to agree to his plans, Bloom- 
garden took the matter before Justice Kelly and asked the 
court to compel the commissioner to grant the permission to 
make the alterations. While this case was pending a num- 
ber of applications for moving picture shows were held up 
in the Tenement House Department. 

Edmond J. Butler, the Commissioner of the Tenement 
House Department, is reported as having said that he intends 
to begin a crusade against the shows at present located in 
the tenements and will try to wipe them all out. 


Baltimore has had its full share of moving picture enjoy- 
ment this Spring, as not only have the exhibitions been given 
in leading theaters, but there are scores of small places all 
over town. So little capital is required that a moving picture 
theater may be established anywhere. The managers of the 
theaters are becoming anxious, for, as the New York "Mirror" 
asks, where is it to end? Not only are the familiar moving 
pictures shown, but there are the "talking pictures," -the plays 
and the vaudeville acts with voices and lifelike action. 

The suburban parks this Summer have their moving pic- 
tures, and in the West there are the "airdome theaters" — 
places of amusement improvised by canvas and high fences 
and vacant lots, each with one or more buildings as a back- 
ground, and, where no other provision can be made, the pic- 
tures are shown in black tents, which give the requisite dark- 
ness for the display. The hope is entertained by most of the 
managers that "the public, which is extremely fickle in its 
tastes, will weary of the pictures and turn as suddenly against 
them as it is now inclined in their favor. This is the history 
of all crazes. Who has forgotten the bicycle madness, when 
every person in the country seemed to be a rider of the 
wheel? The dealers could not supply the demand. The craze 
expended itself, and the riders are now by no means so 
numerous. So, it is hoped by the managers, there will follow 
a. surfeit of the pictures. 


The value of advertising nowadays is recognized as much 
by nations and governments as by private individuals, and 
the Canadian Government has shown that it does not mean 
to let slip any proper method of making known the advan- 
tages and resources of British Columbia to the outside world. 
The latest advertising scheme is that of a moving picture 
reproduction of all the most interesting scenes and chief 
industries of the province, which will be shown in the music 
halls and other places of entertainment throughout the Brit- 
ish Isles during the coming Winter. ■ 

Arrangements have been completed with the Charles Urban 

Trading Company, Ltd., to take a number of series of these 
moving pictures. The company's representative will leave 
England en route for British Columbia this month and will 
be taken to the various places of interest. Among the scenes 
to be photographed will be included cannery operations, fruit 
orchard scenes, lumbering, logging, mining, and so forth. 
The chief scenic beauties of the province will also find a 
place, and the result should be that the British public will 
get as vivid and realistic a representation of life and con- 
ditions in this province as it is possible to get without actu- 
ally paying it a visit. The contract includes a guarantee that 
the pictures will be exhibited in all the places of amusement 
in London and throughout Great Britain which are supplied 
by the Urban Company. 


The moving picture shows in Toledo are putting on a bat- 
tle stunt that all lovers of the cheap theaters will thoroughly 
enjoy. The managers are fighting among themselves and 
the patrons are getting the benefit, for the present, in reduced 
prices and better attractions. 

Toledo is said to be the only city in America where every 
theater has put in moving pictures as a Summer attraction. 
We lose this distinction next Week, for the moving picture 
machine from Burt's will be moved to the Lyceum and 
Burt's will be closed for the annual renovation. Nassr will 
probably take his machine from the Lyceum to Walbridge 

Meantime Hurtig & Seamon, who first put local theaters 
into- the picture game by opening, the Arcade for that pur- 
pose, have now declared a new move. Moving pictures will 
be put in the Empire absolutely free to all, and all who attend 
there get a coupon which procures admittance to. the Arcade 
at half price. 

"If it's necessary, we'll open the Coliseum and give free 
vaudeville to 7»ooo people every day," said Leon Berg, who is 
conducting the fight for Hurtig & Seamon. 

Burt and Hooley have made no counter move yet, but 
something will probably develop early next week unless the 
war be settled before then. 

The war began here in an attempt on the part of the big 
theaters to kill off the picture shows which were getting the 
money, and was carried on all over the country. Now the 
big fellows are fighting and the little fellows taking sides. 


The Chicago "Examiner" says: 

"It seemed rather odd to be looking at a cinematograph 
and listening to a phonograph in Chicago's largest playhouse 
at 25 cents a head, but there was nothing in the performance 
that lowered the dignity of the theater or did discredit to 
the names of distinguished composers that flashed into view 
around the arch of the stage whenever the spotlight was 
turned to permit Joseph Kilgour, garbed as for an afternoon 
wedding, to stalk out and say what was going to happen next. 

"Many a man in that audience has slept peacefully through 
classic works of Mozart and Wagner, who was wide awake 
through the picture show, absorbing some information and 
much amusement. < 

"The great pipe organ, which is one of the glories of the 
Auditorium, did duty in lieu of an orchestra, and with such 
musicians as Arthur. Dunham and Arthur Keller in charge 
the substitute might truthfully be described in the words of 
the druggist as 'just as good, or better.' 

"Mr. Lee has collected from all over the world a series of 
pictures that are unique and valuable. For instance, he has 
followed a trip of Alfred Vanderbilt's famous folly, the four- 
in-hand coach, from London to Brighton, catching it at both 
ends of the line, at relay points, at picturesque places on the 
road, in crowded streets, where the laughing populace cheers 
and smiles at the 'multi-millionaire coachman.' 
Hear the Pictures Talk. 

"You can hear the click of the horse's iron shoes on the 
pavement stones in perfect rhythm with the movements on 
the canvas. Every howling phantom in the picture has his 
real shouter behind the curtain to make him appear genuine. 
You see and hear and feel the whole fifty-mile journey to' the 
unloading point at the Hotel Metropole as plainly as though 
you were riding in the coach instead of watching a repro- 
duction of something that took place long ago on the other 
side of the ocean. 

"Mr. Lee's pictures have a way of transporting you. . They 
are in the best sense living pictures because he has a corps 
of trained supernumeraries behind the scenes who operate 



some 500 devices for imitating every sound, from the chug of 
an automobile to the dropping of a piece of ice in a highball 
glass and the slapping sound- of a freshly cut steak, thrown 
down on a butcher's scales. 

"In reproducing songs, Mr. Lee has attained a standard 
for which the masters of electrical effects have striven in 
vain for years. He brings out prominent actors and has them 
dance, sing and talk in a manner that convinces you the can- 
vas itself is doing it. The instrument by which this is ac- 
complished is known as the 'cameraphone.' " 


"Love in Twenty Minutes," is a most laughable affair and 
is consistent and interesting. 

"The Bifton Burglar" is a thriller, and holds the attention 
of the audience. 

"The Stolen Sausage" is a thoroughly interesting comedy. 

"A Lover's Hazing" is an excellent comedy selection. 

"The Gambler" is a sensational film subject, and is one 
that appeals with hearty interest to all. 

"Bill the Bill-Poster, and Pete the Paper-Hanger," is one 
of the funniest of film subjects. 

"All for a Bird," one of the most amusing comedy selections. 

"Fire! Fire!" is a humorous feature picture from, start to 

"Fox Hunting in France" is a very interesting subject. 

"Views of Naples" are interesting historical pictures well 
worth seeing. 

"The Painter's Revenge" is a fantastic subject with plenty 
of comedy and novelty. 

"The Magnetic Eye" is one of the funniest of motion pic- 

"The Haunted Castle" tells a tale of a thrilling adventure 
in a supposed haunted castle. 

"The Lady Barrister," an exciting sketch of an angry 

"Poisoned Pills" is a thrilling dramatic picture from. start 
to finish. « 

"The Curious Mr. Curio" contributes a most interesting 
and side-splitting comedy. 

''The Flower Girl" is of a melo-dramatic nature, showing 
the heroism of a newsboy. 

"A Servant's Vengeance" is another hilarious comedy and 
promises to please the audience. 

"The Two Guides" is a dramatic picture showing inci- 
dentally many charming views of Brittany and France. 

"*A Maid Wanted" is a subject that provides the humorous 
as well as the artistic side of motion picture exhibition. 

"A Night of Terror," a dramatic picture of exceptional 

"Rube and Mandy at Coney Island" is an attractive sub- 
ject, and is sure to keep the audience in a roar of laughter. 

"How Brown Saw the Ball Game" is truly funny, and 
proves a veritable hit. . . 

"The Courtship of Bessie Barton" is one of the best pic- 
tures ever exhibited, and tells an intensely interesting story. 

"The Animated Doll" is a pretty drama that has attracted 
considerable attention and deserves liberal patronage. 

"Nero on the Warpath" is a picture that furnishes all 
kinds of fun. 

"The Younger Brothers" is a thrilling story, and its pho- 
toggraphy is wonderfully effective. 

"A Disastrous Oversight" is a picture of bright quality, 
and is also very interesting. 

"Japanese Butterflies" is one of the prettiest colored pic- 
tures ever shown. 

"The Hanging Lamp" is a pleasing and interesting sub- 

"Mr. Pimbernell's Gown" is a big laugh from start to 
finish, and the comical situations that the characters get 
themselves into are numerous. 

"Hide and Seek" is a comedy film, and among the funniest 
ever shown. 

"The Lighthouse Keeper" — this picture has many interesting 
scenes showing the duties of a keeper. . 

"The Half-Caste's Revenge" is a leading picture, and forms 
a fitting final to an excellent programme. 

"Tale the Autumn Leaves Told" is probably one of the 
most beautiful and novel pictures ever shown. 

There is lots of pathos and excitement in "The Cowboy's 
Elopement," and this picture never fails to move the audi- 
ence to cheers and tears. 

"Sports of air the World" is one of the best and most 
interesting subjects ever shown in animated photography. 

"With Washington at Valley Forge" is a good picture, 
and the scenes are very realistic. 

"The # King's Messenger" is a thrilling and sensational story 
dramatically portrayed. 

"Thompson's Night Out," a rip-roaring conglomeration of 
real fun that will make you laugh for a month. 

"She Would Be a Suffragette. Comical? Well, we should 
say so. Don't overlook it. 

"Awkward Orderly," a laugh producer and no mistake. 
Really it will make you grin when you think of it 

"Orphan's Easter Eggs/' a hand-colored spectacular creation, 
exceedingly beautiful. 

"Unappreciative Patron," another one of those irresistibly 
funny subjects. Brimful of genuine humor. 


Will the slide makers who are willing to get together and 
talk over matters of interest to all, with the object in view 
of becoming better friends and forming an association for 
their mutual interests, kindly send their names to the 

A subscriber wants to know what is the latest and best 
song hit in New York. Will some music publisher kindly 
inform us and send us a copy of the song? We don't know 
of any hits this year. 

It has become quite fashionable, since music publishers 
have become song slide makers, for song slide makers to 
become music publishers. The -latest slide maker to become 
a publisher is Mr. Lindsay Gordon, of the Elite Lantern 
Slide Company. It quite often happens, too, that the slide 
maker is quite well posted on the publishing business and the 
publisher has no information in lantern slide making. 

Several music publishers in this city express themselves 
as delighted at the way the slide makers are illustrating their 
songs; that is, making slides for their songs on speculation. 
If these same slide makers should quit making slides for their 
songs, would they still be delighted? 

Mr. Henry B. Ingram, the slide maker, placed an order 
with the Walter Tyler Company, Ltd., of London, for a 
quantity of English song slides this week. Among the slides 
he ordered were "Come Back to Erin, Mavourneen," "The 
Lost Chord," "The Village Blacksmith," Pinsuti's "Roft" and 
other high-class ballads. They will be for rental just as soon 
as received. Mr. Ingram makes a specialty of slides for high- 
class and classical ballads and has in his collection, Sir 
Michael Watson's famous "Anchored," J. L. Molloy's "Love's 
Old Sweet Song," Ned Harrigan's "Poverty's Tears," James 
Brockma's "Money Won't Make Everybody Happy," De 
Koven's "O Promise Me" and many others. 


Way cross, Ga., June 15, 1908. 
Editor Moving Picture World: 

Your paper of the 13th just to hand and read with much 
interest In fact, I have not received a copy since sub- 
scribing ' for same that has not interested me. The paper 
should be read by all people interested in the moving picture 
business. " 

The articles by Hans Leigh and Theater Vaudette should 
be read by all film makers as well as renters, as they express 
the sentiments of exhibitors who think of the pleasure they 
give their patrons, as well as the nickels they take in at the 
doors of their moving picture places. Keep up your criti- 
cisms and you will benefit both your subscribers and their 
fatrons, to say nothing of the community in general, and, 
might add, the, film makers as well. 
The Moving Picture World is indeed a welcome visitor. 
You spoke of the chronophone, the talking picture ma- 
chine, in The Moving Picture World of the 13th. Will you 
kindly give me name of parties to write to about same and 
kindly oblige 

Very truly yours, 


[The manufacturers of the Chronophone are Gaumont & Co., 
124 East Twenty-fifth street, New York City.— Ed.] 




New York, June 10, 1908. 
Editor Moving. Picture World. 

Dear Sir: — Having read in your paper several articles 
referring to certain firms cutting the price of slides, I wish 
to state the following: I have never sold a slide to this 
firm or any other firm for less than $$-00 per set, net, no 
discounts of any kind whatsoever; this price being net 
This was for fourteen pictures, title and chorus, making 
sixteen slides in all. I therefore cannot see how any one 
could sell my slides for less money than the above, unless 
they wished to lose money on same or furnish cheap dupli- 
cates, which not only are useless but hurt the slide business 

I also wish to state that notwithstanding the fact that a 
number of these poor slides have been thrown onto the 
market, the demand for my product is so great that it takes 
my entire energies to supply this demand. No one of my 
regular customers request or expect to secure or purchase 
any of my slides for less than $5.00 per set, net. 

I think that your articles in reference to slide matters 
are very well put, and to the point, and all the other good 
manufacturers of slides should feel quite thankful to you for 
exposing these transactions. I certainly do. 

Very truly yours, 



Sydney, N. S. W., May 14, 1908. 
Editor Moving Picture World-: 

Dear Sir: — The moving picture business is increasing rap- 
idly in this part of the world, and we are in no way behind 
places which hold to the opinion that they are the center of 
the universe. Besides the managers of several large thea- 
ter circuits, who also deal in films, the following are the 
names and addresses of the dealers in films and machines in 
this quarter of the globe: 

Harrington & Co., Ltd., 386 George street, Sydney; Baker 
& Rouse, Proprietary, Ltd., 375 George street, Sydney, N. 
S. W.; Jerdans Limited, 393 George street, Sydney, N. S. W.; 
Clement Mason Trading Company, Ltd., Queen's Hall, Pitt 
street, Sydney; Pa the Freres, Ltd., Dixoirs Buildings, Pitt 
street, Sydney; American Picturescope Company, Victoria 
Hall, Pitt street, Sydney; Arthur Cox & Co., Ltd., 52 York 
street, Sydney. 

The New Lyceum. 

Mr. C. Spencer has taken a three years' lease of the New 
Lyceum, and the official opening' took place on last Friday by 
the Governor of the State officially declaring the place open 
to the world from that date. Mr. Spencer has got a fine place, 
for the moving picture business, and he should do well, as 
the longer the pictures are shown the larger the business 
seems to become. This hall will comfortably seat 3fO0o peo- 
ple, and every one has got an . uninterrupted view of the 
stage, and the passages between the seats have been left 
more than ordinarily wide, and if they had been placed as 
they are in most of the theaters, they could have made the 
seating capacity very much greater than they have. Mr. Spen- 
cer has all of the latest up-to-date films, and manv of them are 
shown long before they are seen in the United States, and 
how that is I am at a loss to understand. Now, I speak 
from a very close watch of the amusement papers in the 
United States, and as I am connected with the theatrical j>ress, 
I am sure to know what is going on when it comes to the 
amusement line. I find, by comparing dates of the first 
production of a film on this side of the water, that we have 
had films shown here two weeks before they are mentioned 
in your paper. 

Mr. Spencer is also going in for the making of films, and 
has a first-class plant for the production of both the nega- 
tives and the films for use. It is to be hoped that he will 
not lend himself to "dupes," as that is not to the credit of 
any one that has to do with the film business. 

Mr. C. Spencer's permanent address is at the Lyceum, Pitt 
street, Sydney, N. S. W. 

At the Gladarium. 

Mr. T. J. West nightly holds forth at this large place, 
that will stow an audience of 4,500, and on Saturday night 
it is packed to the very doors, and during the week it is 
filled almost to capacity. Mr. West has to vacate there on 
the 25th of this month, and then he goes to the Town Hall 
(that will also seat the same number) for six weeks, and 
where he goes from there the writer knoweth not, hut Mr. 
West told me that I could say that West's pictures had 

come to Sydney to stay, and what Mr. West says he gen- 
erally means, and that means a lot. As Mr. West has Louis 
- De Grben's Vice-Regal Band r that in itself is worth the 
price that is charged for admission, and as he places his 
pictures on as well as the best, it only stands to reason that 
he should be well patronized. 

Mr. West has a lease of the Wirth Brothers'. Olympia in 
Melbourne, and that has fully as much seating capacity as 
the Sydney place, if not more, and he has also a company 
running in Brisbane, Queensland, and one or two in Xew 
Zealand and one in Tasmania. Mr. West also imports films 
and supplies, and he is now going over to England to open 
an office to export- all the latest productions, just as soon 
as they come into the field. ' 

When the first moving picture show came to this city, it 
was a man sent out by the house of Lumiere, in France, 
and the representative that came here could not speak one 
word of English, yet he made enough to retire on and also 
the fortune of those that put some money in the venture. It is 
of interest to look back and see the number of films that 
he made that show with, the same programme submitted 
nightly and daily every half hour, and the place was packed 
at every performance, people clambering and fighting to get 
inside the show, with prices three times as high as what 
they are getting now, to see the same thing and not as good 
then as now. The business then went fiat for some years, 
but gradually was revived again, till now every show has its 
moving picture machine, and no bill of fare, so to speak, is 
complete without it 

Australia is a peculiar country to cater for in the amuse- 
ment line, and not only is it peculiar, but it is exacting to 
the very utmost. They have got so that it will not stand 
for anything that is not top notch. 

At the London Bio-Tableaux, 

Mr. Clement Mason, at this place of amusement, formerly 
known as the "Queen's Hall," nightly has good business, and 
he also adds another additional attraction in the shape of 
a young lady orchestra . that discourses sweet music, and 
they make rag-time go as well as the more classical pro- 
ductions. Mr. Clement Mason has also a depot for the hire 
and leasing of films, machines, etc, and also the sale of 

Mr. Mason is at the present time on tour of the West 
with his No. 3 Company, and I do not know when he will 
return to Sydney, but he has some one in charge who looks 
after his business all right, and it seems to go on just as 
well as ever, during his absence. He is also advertising 
some new Easter attractions for the coming rush of coun- 
try people, who wish to go to some place to be amused 
nightly, and there is to the writer's mind no 'more healthy 
and diverting amusement than the moving picture show, as 
they are very strict over here, and anything of a demoraliz- 
ing nature is not for the moment permitted. 

At the American Picturescope Company. 

This is right close to the Queen's Hall, and has been built 
purposely for a moving picture show, and Mr. King, the 
manager and proprietor, has no cause to regret the day that 
he also put his good solid dollars into films and machines, 
as he has his place well filled nightly. Mr. King, the man- 
ager, also sells films and machines, and also caters for 
"at homes" and outside amusements, and he, like the others, 
are putting forward fresh efforts to make the Easter season 
very attractive to patrons. 

Mr. King is also absent from the city with his No. 2 
Company, in Brisbane, and is doing very well in the North- 
ern State. 

There is one thing that will strike your readers in the 
States as very drastic, and that is the fact there can be no 
shows given in this part of the world on a Sunday, and 
a charge made for admittance; that is, an infringement of 
the laws of this country, and so you see that they are not 
working the "soiil case" out of an actor over here like in 
the States. 

I am an American, and was born and educated in the 
State of Connecticut, at the good old town of Danbury, and 
since I have been resident in foreign lands I see more fully 
the folly that the Americans are guilty of in making wrecks 
of themselves before they are fifty years old. They get 
less enjoyment out of life than in any country under the 
canopy of heaven. 

Business closes here at one o'clock on Saturdays and 
Wednesdays, and you can please yourself what day you take, 
but one of those days you must close up at one, like it or 
not The law says so, and the law must be obeyed. AH 
wholesale houses close at one on Saturday, and lots of re- 
tail houses as well. Now they are trying to get it a universal 



Saturday half holiday. Then they have about one dozen legal 
holidays a year. On Thursday next, all wholesale houses, 
banks and insurance offices, custom house and exchanges will 
close their doors, not to open them till the following Tues- 
day, and they will have another holiday the 25th of May 
and the next in June, then the first Monday in August. 

Oh, they do work hard here! Shops mostly open at about 
nine and close at six. Must, the law says so, and the law 
must be obeyed. Well, I don't see but what they make just 
as much money in the end, and they are people for out-door 

I do not think that any American who has spent a few 
years here could ever return and stand the- stuffy, shut-up, 
ill-ventilated places, especially in the Winter time. He 
would suffocate. Here we live in the fresh air and sunshine 
the year round. Never get a frost all the year round, and 
neither feel the heat or the cold as you do in New York. 

W. H. H. LANE. 


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Film Review. 

THE MAS 1ST THE BOX (Blograph).— How 
amazingly Ingenious are the schemes concocted by 
the denizens of the underworld. In their nefarious 
operations! It does seem a pity that the powers 
of their fertile" and Inventive brains are not used 
In a better cause. One of the most Ingenious plots 
st robbery Is depicted to this Blograph film. A' 
poorly compensated bank clerk Is, we may say. to 
that trying position of "Tantalus" — In sight of 
tons of money but not a dollar of bis own. This 
became more torturing as time went on. nntU at 
last, when the bank was arranging to ship a large 
quantity of cash to the West to relieve the recent 
money stringency, he made up bis mind to heed 
the solicitude of that specter which had hannted 
him. Listening to the instructions given to the 
bank's messenger as to the shipment of the funds, 
be hustles off to a gang of crooks In whose com- 
pany be bad fallen. He tells of the proposed ship- 
ment, what express, what time and where to. They 
are not long In devising a plan, and a most clever 
one at that. A large coffin box Is procured and one 
of the parUes Is to be fastened In It In such a 
way that he can release himself at the proper 
time. This Is to be shipped on the same train and 
to the same place as the funds, the others of the 
gang to go as passengers. Next a man Is selected 
to go Into the box. This la done by drawing from 
a pack of cards; the one getting the Ace of Spades 
Is elected. By fatal fortuity It falls to the bank 
clerk. In he goes and Is shipped off. The coffin 
box and the express strong box containing the 
funds are now seen reposing In the express room 
of a lonely Western station. It Is past midnight 
and the last train has gone through. The station 
agent, making himself secure for the night, bo he 
thinks, starts to eat bis lunch In the next room. 
Slowly and noiselessly the top of the coffin box 
raises and ont comes the man. With pistol In hand, 
he stealthily approaches the agent from behind. 
His first Intention Is to shoot, but, no, this would 
arouse the Tillage. A blow on the head with the 
butt of the gun brings the agent to the door like 
a log. The door Is locked. From the agent's 
pocket he gets the key, opens the door and signals 
to the crooks .who are In waiting. They enter and 
at once start to break open the box by drilling and 
blasting the cover. Meanwhile, the agent, who 
was only stunned by the blow, crawls to his tele- 
graph Instrument and sends out a help signal. A 
terrific explosion and the Iron box is opened, bnt, 
as they are taking opt the coveted cash, they are 
surprised by the arrival of the railroad men, over- 
powered and taken Into custody. Length, 644 feet. 

THE INVISIBLE FLUID (Blograph). — Had the 
poor melancholy Dane, Hnmlet, lived in this, the 
twentieth century," he would never have given voice 
to the remark, "Oh, that this too, too solid flesh 
would melt, thaw and resolve Itself into a dew!" 
No Indeed! He would have procured some of the 
mysterious fluid compounded by an erudite scientist 
by which things animate and Inanimate were ren- 
dered non est, for ten minntes at least, by simply 
spraying them with it. In an atomizer, be sends 
a quantity, accompanied by a letter, to bis brother. 
In the hope of bis putting It on the market. The 
brother regards It as a Joke, and, while toying 
with the atomizer, accidentally sprays himself. 
Presto! he Is gone, to the amazement of the mes- 
senger boy who has carried the package thither. 
The boy reads the letter, and at once sees the 
amount of fan he can get out of It, go be nips it 
Strolling along the avenue Is a young girl, leading 
a dog by a chain. Swish! and a dangling chain Is 
all that Is left with the girl. Next, a Dago with a 
fruit stand: first, the fruit stand is made to dis- 
appear, then the Dago himself. Two expressmen 
are lifting a heavy trunk from their wagon when 
the boy appears. Same result — trunk vamooses, as 
do the expressmen, with another squirt of the 
fluid. A wedding party Is Just leaving church 
when this young imp comes along. The groom 
vanishes, and the bride Is thrown into hysterics. 

Into the park be meanders, and many and ludi- 
crous ore the tricks he plays. Finally, he enters 
a restaurant, and, after almost throwing the place 
Into a panic, goes to pay his cheek, but, instead, 
be, with one spray, obliterates the young lady 
cashier and then steals the cash register. He la 
now chased by a mob of , his victims, who have 
by this time overcome the Influence of the fluid and 
become reincarnate. Halting on the road, be turns 
on his pursuers and effects their disappearance one 
after another as they approach him. A copper steals 
up from behind, and, taken unawares, he Is carried 
off to the station house. With a policeman on 
each aide of him, he appears before tbe Judge. 
Picking up the atomizer, he gives It a squeeze and 
vanishes Instantly, leaving tbe Judge and officers 
dumbfounded. Length, 662 feet. 

Story of Life in the Blums (Edison). 

Synopsis of scenes: 

The Home of Poverty. — In a small garret In the 
slum district of a great city, a poor, sick mother, 
with two children, a boy and a girl, is struggling 
to keep ber little borne together. The girl cares 
for ber little brother and sick mother, who slowly 
becomes worse. The children realize that they must 
have a doctor or then: mamma will die. 

One Touch of Nature. — The two children visit tbe 
borne of a prominent doctor and beg bin. to come 
and help their mamma. They have no money and 
be cruelly drives them away. While the two chil- 
dren are crying in tbe street they are met by a 
newsboy, who learns the cause of their sorrow. 
Cheering them up, be gives half his papers to the 
little boy to sell and to the little girl be gives some 
money that she may buy flowers and earn more. The 
two children baaten away. 

Cafe. — The little .girl tries to sell her flowers and 
the little boy his newspapers. One gentleman boys 
a paper and lays bis pocketbook on the table while 
waiting for change. A sneak thief steals the pdrse. 
Tbe boy is accused and is about to be arrested 
when the gentleman's kind-hearted wife Interferes 
and be is released. 

The Test of Honesty. — The little girl finds a 
purse and returns to ber mother, who has become 
worse. Sbe must have medicine. The little girl 
decides to take some of the money from the purse 
and procure the medicine. (The drag store) — The 
medicine is obtained. The struggle between rlgbt 
and wrong. Bight conquers. She runs out . of tbe 
drug store, - crying, and returns the money to the 

The Prayer to Heaven for Help. — She reads a 
notice of the lost pocketbook In tbe paper and 
sends a note with ber little brother to the owner 
of tbe purse. 

The Prayer is Answered. — The loser of the purse 
arrives and Identifies his property. He notes the 
miserable condition of the mother and children. 
Leaves some money on the table. After bis de- 
parture, packages and handles of every description 
begin to arrive; also the beat doctor In the city for 
the sick mother. Honesty receives Its Just reward. 
Length, 640 feet. 

Moving Picture Films 

500 reels for rent or sale, very 
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For Sale, 20 reels fine films. Little used". 
This is not a lot of worn out stuff, but is in 
fine condition, some only used once for first 
run service. Entire stock for sale. If you 
want any of them write quick. 

(Great Northern FUm Co.). — Shows the vicissitudes 
of a pretty peasant girl who gives up her home in 
the country for city life. Meets temptation, but 
finally settW down to hnnpy married life. Length. 
459 feet. 

P. O. Box 637 - Philadelphia, Pa. 

FOR. SALE. — Used Viascope Machine, 
fireproof, $110. Model B gas outfit. 

Grandpa's Vacation, 690 ft. 6c. 

Cloak Maker's Secret. 767 ft. . . 6c[ 

Hobo Hero 6c* 

And a lot of cheap ones. Send for lists. 
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Frederics: T. McLeod, Manager 

A deserving, energetic little hid, thrown on bis 
own resources at s tender age, helping his mother 
and slater to keep "the wolf away," uses his spare 
moments In selling papers. An old merchant drops 
a bulging wallet while crossing the street, which 
the boy sees and attempts to restore. An auto- 
mobile throws him to the ground. The merchant 
takes him to the hospital. The boy bands the wal- 
let to Its surprised owner, who gives bim the 
contents and bis address. Restored to health, be 
visits the rich man's place of business and there be 
la received with kindness and given work. .Instead 
of frittering bis time, his nights are spent in study, 
and being of a mechanical torn, be lnventes a ma- 
chine calculated to save his employer many thou- 
sands. Bis superior qualities are recognized by hla 
employer, who receives him as a partner. The 
changes in the fortunes of the little family from 
wretchedness to affluence, smiles and joy In place 
of darkness, all reward the aggressive little hero. 
Length, 745 feet. 

TWO LITTLE BOOB (Lnbin). — "Fat" Clancy and 
"Helny" Dietrich work together as laborers. On' 
their way to work one bays a paper and reads of 
"a family being saved from burglary by their pet 
dog." Mnch affected by this story, they "knock 
off" work and boy dogs, whlcb tbey take home. 
The dogs begin to fight, the two families participate 
In the melee with such vigor that the cops Inter- 
fere, and they are carted off before the magistrate, 
where another discussion starts, and dogs, police, 
Irish, Dntcb, old and young, pile up In a compact 
mass. Length, 210 feet. 

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26 WUIiaca St., Albany, H. T. 

Pa the Freres Issue: 

BEATRICE CENCI. — This picture la an Illustra- 
tion of the story of Beatrice Cencl, the young woman 
who planned the murder of ber guardian. In Borne, 
In the year of 1999. We see Francesco Cencl, who 
Is an extremely gruff and cruel man, with Beatrice, 
who Is bis ward. He makes love to her, bat she 
spurns bis entreaties, for she has one who Is very 
dear to her heart by tbe name of Guldo. She 
writes a note to him to come to the tower of 
tbe castle, whlcb be does, and gains access to her 
quarters by means of a rope ladder, whlcb she 
lowers from the window. We see them planning 
a nefarious crime, and while he goes to get the 
aid of two ruffians, she drags the old man by 
putting a potion In Mb wine, and soon be la feel- 
ing the effects of tbe poison and retires to bis 
room, where be lays in a stupor on bis cot. Guldo 
returns with bis assistants and they enter tbe old 
man's chamber and while he Is sleeping sink a 
knife into his heart. 

Tbey throw the body from a window and make 
good their escape, bat some servants who nave 
heard the excitement rush oat and find the corpse 
of their master lying in a heap under the window. 
They immediately pursue the murderers, and over- 
take them in a lonely spot in tbe woods, where 
they kill Guldo and one of hla companions, but 
spare tbe other fellow, who promises to reveal the 
secrets of the plot. 

They take him back to the castle and there con- 
front him with Beatrice, wbo is apparently in 
deep grief over the body of her dead guardian. 
He accuses her of being tbe Instigator of the 
crime and she Is taken to prison. 

Tbe last picture shows her In the prison and 
submitting to the tortures of tbe strappado, but 
she strongly proclaims ber Innocence of any band 
In tbe affair. Finally she is confronted with the 
body of ber lover Guldo, and. realizing her loss, 
she confesses and is condemned to die on the scaf- 
fold. 770 feet. 

THE NEW MAID.— Two men and a woman, pro- 
fessional criminals, are seen In their lodgings, 
when one of the fellows reads an ad from tbe 
paper, calling for a new maid in the residence of 
one of tbe rich families of tbe city. 

The woman sets out and calls at the stated place 
and secures the position. Be turning to the den 
of thieves, tbey proceed to carry out their clever 
ruse of sending an accomplice with her to rob the 
house. Tbey take an old trunk and one of the 
roughs gets Into It and they strap tbe lid down 
and carry It to the house aa tbe young woman'a 
baggage. Tbe lady cordially receives her and ber 
luggage and shows her to her room. As soon aa 
the mistress goes oat tbe girl releases ber ac- 
complice and they await developments. 

After supper the mistress dosea Into a quiet slum- 
ber, and her son, who noticed the beauty of the 
new maid, steals op to her room and Is making 
love to her while her pal Is 'hiding under the 
bed. Suddenly they hear footsteps on the stairs, 
and she hides the boy in the trunk. The man of 
the house, having as keen an eye for beauty, steals 
np to pay the pretty maid a visit. The old fellow 
Is making things Interesting for ber when he 
thinks be hears bis wife coming and he too Is 
put In the trunk with his son. Immediately tbe 
girl and her companion fasten the straps, making 
them both prisoners, and going through the house 
steal all the valuables and money and escape. 

When the mistress awakens, she hears the noise 
of the prisoners in the trunk, and, mimrtpg the 
valuables, summons the police, who carry the trunk 
to the station, and, upon opening It, the woman Is 
horrified to see ber husband and son In It. 

She soon realizes the meaning of their peculiar 

imprisonment, and, after giving them both a good 
beating, she falls hysterical In the arms of aa 
officer. 721 feet. 

EUFFIANB THKAHrlgP. — We see a strong man 
wbo gives exhibitions In a little theater of whir. 
be and another man are proprietors. After the 
performance the two men leave and go to a car.. 
where tbey divide np the proceeds of the da v. 
While they are seated at a table counting their 
money they are seen by two ruffians, who follow 
them, intending to waylay them. Tbe friends sep- 
arate, each going his respective way, and as the 
strong man Is crocking a lonely bridge he Is con- 
fronted by the toogbs. They, not realizing the 
terrible strength of the Hercules, grab bim, and in 
a moment we see the Sandow swinging hla victim 
In the air like a piece of cloth and casting bim 
Into the gutter, walks coolly off. The fellow.-. 
wbo are worse for their experience, hobble off end 
meet the other man. They attack him, and lie. 
being a skilled athlete, gets his opponent on hu 
back and carries bim to the police station and turns 
him over to the law. 164 feet. 

ASTRAKHAN FISHERIES. — This picture show.'; 
the fishermen setting sail for the fishing banks, and 
one would Judge from the happy smiles that wreath? 
tbelr faces that they were starting out for a pleas- 
ure trip, and so no doubt it Is to them, hardy 
fishermen that tbey are. Tbe next view shows 
them casting their nets, and tben we see them 
dragging and throwing the fish by the tons Into 
the boats. We get a good view at close range of a 
fine big fellow about four feet long and gathered 
around him ore the satisfied fishermen. 

Tbe last scene Is tbe return borne, wben the 
boats at full tall start for port with their wonder- 
ful cargo. 293 feet. 

PECULIAR PEOPLE. — This beautifully colored 
film shows a man who takes two marionettes out 
of a case and places them on chairs. He retires 
and Immediately tbey become alive and move 
around the room and do many Interesting things. 
snch as eat, drink, dance, quarrel and fight a duel. 
They then return to their original inanimate state 
and are motionless puppets when the man comes 
in again. He now pulls them apart and places 
them back In the cabinet. 

He next takes a hoop and causes beautiful girls 
to appear and dance and do many graceful things 
and disappear Into space. Tben we see a clown 
who does many droll tricks and be too disappears 
into space. 

Finally we see an ensemble of all the characters. 
wbo are very much alive, and form a beautiful 
picture. 393 feet. 

GRANDFATHER'S PILLS. — A young woman 
sitting on a bench in the public park Is 
annoyed by an old man sitting next to ber and 
paying her persistent attention. 

Resenting this ridiculous flirtation, tbe young lady 
rises to leave, but the old man tries to stop ber, 
so she poshes him down and is soon seen seeking 
more peaceful quarters. 

Tbe old flirt, disgusted, starts reading hla paper, 
wben his attention Is attracted by an advertise- 
ment of some wonderful pills. 

This remarkable medicine restores youth to the 
most decrepit and feeble. Charmed by tbe pros- 
pect of once more being blessed with youthful 
strength and energy, our old beau goes to tbe 
specialist, accompanied by bis grandchild, and pur- 
chases the priceless life restorer. 

Arriving home, be takes one of the lozenges, and, 
feeling quite nimble again, goes out, not forget- 
ting, however, to lock the pills away in a glass 
bookcase. . _ 

Tbe grandchild, being now alone, breaks) the 
glass window, grabs for the pills, and, having 
eaten a whole handful, feels supernatural strength 
flowing through his young veins. He upsets a 
table on his way out and,' coming across some mov- 
ing men struggling to lift a heavy cabinet, pushes 
tlem aside and has coon placed the piece of fur- 
niture in the van. From there he goes and defies 
a heavyweight man, rescues a drunkard from the 
clutches of the police by throwing the patrolman 
over a fence, and at lost returning home, enters 
tbe old people's sitting room. Tbe grandfather 
wanting to punish him for bis escapade, soon re- 
pents, for the young Hercules taking his elder 
across his knee gives him a sound thrashing, and. 
expelling him from tbe room, sits down, smoking 
a good cigar. 541 feet. 

DOUBLE SUICIDE. — A young woman is seated in 
a room with ber father awaiting the arrival of 
her fiance, who Is coming to ask the old man for 
his daughter's hand. The young lover Is soon on 
the scene, bearing a beautiful bouquet for bis lady 
love. The unfortunate young Romeo does not stand 
very high In the old fellow's estimation, and when 
he makes his proposition the Infuriated father 
strikes Mm over the bead and promptly ejects him 
from the bouse. The young man, broken In spirit 
at the failure to win his suit. Is seen entering a 
cafe, where be writes a note to the girl suggesting 
that they commit suicide together. Tbe maiden, on 
receiving It, hastens to meet him. The next pic- 
ture shows the young couple meeting and going 
to a lonely spot in the woods, to bid their last fare- 
well in this cruel world. The girl, kneeling down, 
he points a revolver at her head, but Just as he 
Is about to fire they are frightened away by- a 
hunter close by. Tbey go to another part of the 



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They are so Intent In their purpose that they 
purchase some charcoal and go to a room in the 
tavern to suffocate. He writes a note to the chief 
of police, telling him of his designs and asking 
Li 111 to inform her father, which be does. Finally 
we see them light the coal and He down to die 
kjr the poisonous fames, bat a draught blows the 
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tin' window, sends In an alarm for the Are de- 
partment. In the meantime the repentant father 
mid police arrive nnd are shown to the room where 
the unhappy couple are trying to end their miser- 
able existence. The old man is so elated at find- 
In? his daughter alive that he clasps her In his 
arms and gladly gives bis consent to tbe marriage. 
The firemen arrive, and, turning their hose Into 
the smoke-filled room, drench the whole party. 500 

VICTIM OF BIS HONESTY. — We see an un- 
fortunate outcast begging of tbe passerby on the 
meet. Soon hungry and weary, he falls asleep 
>>ti a bench, bat Is not allowed to slumber long, for 
a policeman comes up and orders him to move on.' 
We next see him trndglng down a thoroughfare, 
when he picks up a parse that a careless woman 
has dropped. He opens it to see if it contains 
anything of value, when part of tbe money and 
.»>me of the papers slip out. 

The woman on missing ber parse - hastens to the 
police station to report ber loss. While . there tbe 
poor beggar, wbo Is too honest to keep what >does 
not belong to him, enters and hands the bag over 
to the officer at the desk, wbo gives it to the 
woman. She is overjoyed to get it back, bat on 
opening it discovers that part of tbe contents are 
missing, and immediately accuses tbe poor man. 
Grabbing him, they throw him Into a cell, refusing 
to listen to bis plea for mercy. 

As all this is taking place at police headquarters, 
another pedestrian, passing tbe spot where the 
tramp found tbe purse, sees something on the pave- 
ment that attracts his attention, and when he 
picks it op, finds greenbacks and valuable papers 
rolled together. Be also hurries to the station, 
where tbe woman recognizes ber property. When 
tbey realize tbe Injustice that has been done tbe 
beggnr, tbey hasten to bis cell to release him 
without delay. Bat, alas, tbey are too late, for 
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to the lady's face. The messenger, unconscious of 
what baa been going on, bids his friend good-bye 
and contlones on .bis way. Arriving at bis destina- 
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dismay be finds bis work rained. The woman's 
bciband, furious, refuses to accept the portrait and 
order* the artist off his property. 

For revenge, the disappointed painter and bis 
friends secure a horse snd return to the house, 
where the master la seated in an easy chair on 
the lawn, and, tying the animal to the rungs of 
the chair, start him off and drag the Infuriated 
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POOH PUSSY. — A woman Is seen feeding her 
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mistress prepares to take a journey. Getting kitty 
ready, sbe puts ber In a basket and while she la 
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the street. She has not gone very far ' when she 
meets tbe idol of her heart, a policeman, who takes 
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cat and place a rock In the basket instead. They 
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Tbe woman In tbe meantime misses the cat and 
starts in pursuit of her maid, whom she soon over- 
takes, and they in turn follow tbe bad boys and 
tbe kite. Finally, tired and worn out, sbe drops 
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appears on the bill of fare. The proprietor goes 
to the kitchen and dishes It up and while there he 
has a quarrel with tbe cook, who, for revenge, 
comes Into the dining room and tells the woman 
of the fate of her cat, and proves bis assertions 
by producing tbe fur. Tbe woman, wild with 
rage and sorrow at the low of ber pet, attacks 
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THE OLD ACTOR (Urban-Eclipse) .—A beauti- 
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barely furnished with tbe necessary appurtenances 
for even tbe most bumble existence, tbe actor, bis 
wife and two children make their home. The cup- 
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of food and clothing. Tbe wife Is 111 and in need 
of medical attention and proper nourishment. The 
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calls, but as there Is no money with which to pay 
be takes the provisions back with him. Tbe old 
actor is in great mental and physical distress, and 
bidding all farewell, he departs with a heavy heart 
In quest of work. He meets a friend who prom- 
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aged, he seeks tbe river, in which be wishes* to 
end his existence. On the bank he kneels to 
make supplication for those so near and dear to 

Mm , and as be does so he has a vision. In which 
appear hla family. He sees himself, viewing his 
wife and children, and tbe thought of what life 
would be ' to them without him gives him such 
strong convictions of bis responsibility that he 
promptly abandons his plan and contnues his quest 
for work. At a Summer garden be delivers a 
speech and elicits tbe approval and sympathy of 
several theatrical men. He concludes arrange- 
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bonus of sufficient amount to enable him to provide 
liberally for all bis immediate wants. Photographic 
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Length, 480 feet. 

Roberts). — A . touching; drama is enacted in tbls 
series of views. A game warden falls in love with 
the pretty wife of an artisan. In the absence of 
the latter, tbe former visits the wife, and as his 
advances are repulsed he becomes Insulting. He 
later conspires to have the artisan discharged from 
bis work, which drives him to desperate straits to 
provide for his wife and her paralytic parent. Bor- 
rowing a gun, he goes to the woods for game; Is 
watched by the warden, who summons tbe police 
and is successful in procuring the arrest of his 
victim. Gloating over the added trouble be has 
caused, he returns to the home of the artisan to 
taunt the wife. In an altercation and struggle be 
falls over a table, which puts him within reach of 
the paralytic patient, who seizes tbe opportunity 
to clutch his throat and strangle him, thus ending 
the persecution to which his family has been sub- 
jected. Well dramatized and good detail. Length. 
614 feet. 

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Tbe Man In the Box 544 ft. 

The Invisible Fluid 862 ft. 

Mixed Babies 550 ft. 

'Ostler Joe 877 ft. 

Tbe Romance of an Egg 817 ft. 

Thompson's Night Out 713 ft. 

A Night of Terror 833 ft. 

Hla Day of Best 881 ft. 

When Knights Were Bold 80S ft. 

The Music Master BOO ft. 

Tbe Sculptor's Nightmare 878 ft. 


Honesty Is tbe Best Policy 840 ft 

The Blue and tbe Grey 1000 ft. 

Tbe Painter's Revenge 745 ft. 

Skinny 's Finish. 60S ft. 

Curious Mr. Carlo 680 ft. 

The Gentleman Burglar 1000 ft. 

Bridal Couple Dodging the 

Cameras 785 ft. 

Tbe Merry Widow Walts Crase.705 ft. 
Nero and the Burning of 

Borne 1090 ft. 

Tale the Autumn Leaves Told. 820 ft. 
A Country Girl's Seminary Life 

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Animated Snowballs 796 ft. 


The Little Madcap 600 ft. 

Tbe Tragedian 400 ft 

Just Like a Woman 500 ft. 

I Can't Bead English 450 ft. 

The Gentle Sex 750 ft. 

An Animated Doll 750 ft. 

Peek's Bad Boy 1000 ft. 

Don't Pull My Leg 42S ft. 

James Boys in Missouri.... 1000 ft. 

A Lord For A Dsy 880 ft. 

Hypnotising Mother-In- Law 552 ft. 

Juggler Juggles 418 ft. 


The Female Bluebeard 

Sailor In Philippines 835 ft. 

"Man Hunt 815 ft. 

An American Soldier 

Tbe White Squaw - 

Kidnapped for Hate 

Dolly, tbe Circus Queen ' 

With tbe Fleet In 'Frisco 800 ft. 

Night Riders SIS ft. 

Tbe Underdog 725 ft. 

Tbe Moonshiner's Daughter... 896 ft. 


The Old Actor ..480 ft 

The Paralytic's Vengeance. .. .614 ft. 
Faithful Governess Rewarded.. 517 ft. 

Penniless Poet's Luck 790 ft. 

Cast Off by Hla Father S57 ft. 

Usefulness at an End 560 ft. 

The Saloonkeeper's Nightmare. 430 ft. 

Held for Ransom 760 ft. 

A Poor Knight and the Duke's 

Daughter 820 ft. 

Tbe Effective Hair Grower. . . .224 ft. 

Tbe Cat's Bevenge 227 ft. 

-Clarinet Solo...; 117 ft. 

Magic Dice .:...' 187 ft. 

Three Sportsmen and a Hat.. 387 ft. 

Mr. Brown Has a Tile Loose. .254 ft. 

Carnival at Nice SS7 ft, 

Battle of Flowers In Nice.... 324 ft, 

Mischievous Dlabolo 157 ft. 

The Marriage of a French 

Soldier 847 ft. 

Unlucky Luck 240 ft. 

Warsmen at Play 800 ft. 

Rugby Match 300 ft. 

River Avon 284 ft. 

Sammy's Sucker 357 ft. 

River In Norway 247 ft. 

A Mean Man 284 ft. 

Expensive Marriage 440 ft, 

Mr. Farman's Airship. ...... .354 ft. 

Magical 8ult of Armor 180 ft. 

Artificial Preparation of the 
Diamond 387 ft. 

Around tbe Coast of Brlttany.274 ft. 

Bed Man's Bevenge 807 ft.' 

School Boy's Joke 387 ft. 

Inventor's Son's Downfall 874 ft. 

Student's Predicament 634 ft. 

The Persistent Beggar ...227 ft. 

Hedge Hog Coat 217 ft. 

Tbe Minstrel's Sacrifice 787 ft. 

Remorseful Son 487 ft. 

Tbe Castle Ghosts 850 ft. 

Oxford mad Cambridge Boat 

Race .: 180 ft. 

Steel Industry 810 ft. 

Lost Pocketbook 724 ft. 

Tbe Winning Number 400 ft. 

Youthful Samaritan 560 ft. 

Tbe Carnival at Nice 804 ft. 

Tbe Basket Maker's Daugh- 
ter 660 ft. 

Canine Sagacity 884 ft. 

Scotland 600 ft. 

An Extraordinary Overcoat... 377 ft. 

Fond of His Paper 174 ft. 

Running for Office 384 ft- 

Thlrty Yean Aft^r 660 ft. 

Awkward Orderly 364 ft. 

Mr am is Capricious 884 ft. 

A Good Thief 617 ft. 

The I'erverse Btatuea. 80 ft. 

Tbe Uncle from America 884 ft. 

Bogus Magic Powder 227 ft. 

Tommy Has tbe Spleen 304 ft. 

The Bargeman's Son 610 ft. 

Dreams and Realities 807 ft. 

Country About Borne 354 ft. 

E n v iron s of Naples.... 240 ft. 

Sicily nicBtrated 744 ft. 

Tbe Wand Has Lost Its Maglc.217 ft. 

The Boxing Englishman 180 ft. 

My Cabby Wife 830 ft. 

Gathering Indian Figs 194 ft. 

Peasant's Difficulties In Soclety.490 ft. 

Maneuvers of Artillery 480 ft. 

Tbe Memory of His Mother... 800 ft. 

Boston Normal School Pageant.975 ft. 

Tbe Miser 900 ft. 

The Little Peace-Maker 120 ft. 

Pranks with a Fake Python. ..532 ft. 

Side Show Wrestlers 485 ft. 

Hunting Teddy Bears 308 ft. 

The Miser s> 900 ft. 

Cnrioslty Punished ........561 ft. 

Cp-to-Date Clothes Cleaning. . .^10 ft, 

Justinian's Human Torches 187 ft, 

A Fake Diamond Swindler.... 686 ft. 

A Lover's Haxlng 468 ft. 

Catholic Centennial Parade... 850 ft, 

A Lover's Hazing 468 ft. 

In tbe Barber Shop ...180 ft, 


Beatrice Cenci 770 ft. 

The New Maid 721 ft. 

Ruffians Thrashed 164 ft. 

Astrakhan Fisheries 285 ft. 

Peculiar People 883 ft. 

Grandfather's Pills 041 ft. 

Double Suicide 690 ft. 

Victim of His Honesty 360 ft. 

Unlucky Artist 442 ft. 

Poor Pussy ". 459 ft. 

Tracked by the Police Dog. . . .828 ft. 

Messenger's Mistake 328 ft. 

Joyous Surprise 606 ft, 

Tbe Ragpicker's Daughter 738 ft. 

Drama in the Tyrol 623 ft. 

Misadventures of a Sheriff 508 ft. 

Music and Poetry 877 ft. 

Dynamite Duel 442 ft, 

A Tiresome Play 426 ft. 

BrasQ — The Cascades 213 ft. 

Don Juan 1,082 ft. 

Arabian Dagger 486 ft. 

Justice of the Redskin 557 ft. 

Lady Barrister 624 ft. 

Family of Cats ..883 ft. 

Fish Preserving at Astrakhan. 383 ft, 

Mrs. Plmpernell'a Gown 541ft. 

Tormented by His Mother-in- 

Law 344 ft. 

Weird 8ymphony 4... 888 ft. 

Fire! Fire! 541 ft. 

An Occasional Porter ..838 ft. 

Lucky Accident .... ■ 482 ft. 

A Complicated Duel 328 ft. 

Athletic Woman 754 ft. 

Burglars' New Trick 426 ft. 

Anti-Hair Powder 459 ft. 

Hide and Seek 180 ft. 

Story "of a Foundling ....428 ft. 

In a Submarine 624 ft. 

Legend of a Ghost 1016 ft. 

End of a Dream 458 ft. 

Unfortunate Pickpocket 844 ft. 


An Honest Newsboy's Be ward. 745 ft, 

~Two Little Dogs 210 ft. 

Mephisto's Affinity 635 ft. 

Adventures of Mr. Troubles. . .271 ft. 

Tbe Hand of Fate. 670 ft. 

Magnetic Vapor »... .345 ft, 

Tbe Miner's Daughter 815 ft. 

Two Brothers of tbe G. A. B.600 ft. 

Bobble's Pet Bat 400 ft 

Tbe Greed for Gold 800 ft. 

Tbe Near-sighted Professor... 810 .ft. 

A Gallant Knight ...685 ft. 

Why He Signed tea Pledge.. .825 ft. 

The Magnetic Eye. ...........805 ft. 

A Gallant Knight GS3 ft, 

Tbe Near-SIghted Professor... 810 ft. 

The Magnetic Bye ..,.805 ft. 

. Why He Signed the Pledge... S23 ft. 

Tbe Circus Boy 615 ft. 

The Tale of a Pig 8S5 ft. 

Tbe Automatic Laundry 361 ft. 

The Cause of All the Tronble.905 ft. 

Tbe "Merry Widow" Hats 666 ft. 

The Bride's Dream 825 ft, 


The Pupa Changes Into a But- 
terfly 468 ft. 

A Obance Shot 858 ft 

Two Gentlemen......... 285 ft. 

Tbe Will. 375 ft. 

Mr. Drawee (comic) 410 ft. 

The Flight from the Seraglio. .636 ft. 
Winter Maneuvers of the Nor- 
wegian Army ..............816 ft. 

Sports of All the World 674 ft 

Emperor Nero on tbe ' Warps tltSSO ft. 
Honor Lost — Everything Lost. .689 ft. 

Dog-Training 294 ft 

A Ml— IHsiwmi 760 ft 

Tbe MsspsassjS Bottle 107 ft 

A Modern Navel Hero 713 ft 

Dries and awtwnin (Boxers) .. .250 ft 
Lion Hunting 684 ft. 


The Fighting Parson 

Damon and Pythias 

iWtmm and Pythias 

East Lynne 

Not Yet, But Soon 

The Shadow of tbe Law — — 

In tbe Nick of Time 

Summer Boarders Taken In... 625 ft 
Troubles of a New Drug Clerk-470 ft 

The Bine Bonnet ....826 ft 

Rip Van Winkle 1000 ft 

The Holy City... 1B88 ft 

The Man in the Overalls 860 ft 

Gratitude 380 ft. 

Circumstantial Evidence: or, 


The Selfish Man 407 ft 

Tbe Reprieve 400 ft 

A Bachelor's Baby; or, A Gen- 
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Tbe Determined Lovers; or. 
Where There's a Will 

There's a Way 500 ft 

An Innocent Victim 460 ft 

When Casey Joined the Lodge. 335 ft 

Romeo and Juliet..; 815 ft 


The Faithless Friend 626 ft 

The Man and His Bottle 850 ft- 

The Boarder Got the Haddock. 810 ft 

Tricky Twins 260 ft. 

Painless Extraction. ...... ....225 ft 

Father's Lesson. 600 ft 

Hunting Deer. .355 ft 

Tbe Prodigal Son 683 ft. 

Catching a Bcrslsr ..538 ft. 

Nasty Sticky Staff 308 ft. 

Professor Bounders' Pills 880 ft. 

Leap Year; or, Sbe Would Ba 

Wed S45 ft 

The Lutarrnpted Bath ..175 ft. 

The Gamblsfa Wife i.540 ft. 

Doctor's Dodge .250 ft. 

Tbe Great Trunk Mystery.... 603 ft. 
Preddia'o Little Lore Affair... Z'JZ ft 
The Mission of a Flower... .880 ft. 

Lazy Jim's Luck 4S6 ft. 

A Sacrifice for Work .840 ft. 

Tbe Greedy Girl .230 ft 

Portland Stone Industry 430- ft. 

Tell-Tale CInemsrograph 400 ft 




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Are Yon Sincere? 

My Heart Beata Alone for Yon. 

Mar; Blaine. 

Under My Merry Widow Hat. 

Roses Bring Dreams of Ton. 

Open Up Tour Heart. 


Somebody that I Know and Ton 

Know Too. 
Some Day, Sweetheart, Some Day. 
Trading Smiles. 

I Love Yon; the World la Thine. 
Summer-time. , - 


A Tear, a Klsa, a Smile. 
Tell Me. 

Art Dreams Never Told. - 
Dear Lord. Remember Me. 
Because of Yon. 
Merry Mary, Marry Me. 
Sweethearts In Heaven. 
Dear Alabama. 
While Yon Are Mine. 
Good-bye, Annie Laurie. 

In My Merry Oldsmoblle. 
The Night Time Is Bight Time to 

Spoon. • 


Baby Darling. _. . „ 

That Little Sonny Southern Girl of 

Mine. _ . 
Swinging In the Old Hope Bwtog. 
I Love Yon So. 
When Vacation Days Are Over. 
Common Sense. 

When the Apple Blossoms Bloom. 
Pansy Mine. — 
The Way of the Cross. 
A Little Coxy Flat. 
Just to Remind Yon- 
Hearts and Eye*. 
A Hish Old Tims i to DUto, 
We Can't Play With Yon. 
Last Night 
I'm Jealous of You. 
Dear Old Iowa. 


Are Yon Sincere? 

Don't Worry. 


Everybody Loves Me But the One I 
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Some Day, Sweetheart, Some Day. 

It's Hard to Love Somebody Who's 
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For the Last Time Call Me Sweet- 
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A Man. a Maid. • Moon, a Boat. 


Sweet Sixteen. 

Stop Making Faces at Me. 

Sweet PoUy Primrose. 

If They All Had a Heart Like Too. 

When Autumn Tints the Green 

Leaves Gold. 
When You Love Her and She 

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Don't W orry. 

Boulta. _ _ 

The Town Where I Was Born. 
Are Yon Sincere? 
There Was Never a Girl Like Yon. 

What Does It Mean? 
Mary, My Heather Queen. 
The Story the Picture Blocks Told. 
Mary BIslne. 
Love Days. 

Take Me to the Ban Game. 
Take Yonr Girl to the Ball Gam*. 
I Am Afraid to Go Home In the 

There Never Was a Girl like You. 
Somebody I Know and Yon 

When the Nightingale is 

Sweet Irene. 
By the Old Oaken Bucket, Louise. 
It Might Have Been. 
Girl from the Golden West. 
The Corn Is Waving, Annie. 
Two Little Baby Shoes. 

VAN AT.T.TTf 00. 

I'm Afraid to Come Home In the 

I Miss You Like the Roses Miss 

the Rain. 
Just Because He Couldn't Sine 

"Love Me and the World Is 

When It's Moonlight, Mary Dart- 
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Where the Catskllls Lift Their Sua- 

mlts to the Sun. 
Money Won't Make Every body Happy. 
Mollie, Come Jump on the Trolley. 
Among tie Valleys of New England. 

Love's Old Sweet Song. 
I'm Longing for My Old Green 

Mountain Home. 
On Bunker Hill, Where Warren 

The Holy City. 
The Little Old Red School-house 

On the Hill. 
There Stands a Flag. Let Them 

Touch It If They Dare. 

A. L. RBMi 
You'll Be Sorry Just Too Late. 
BUly. Dear. 

Won't Yon Walt, Nellie Dear? 
Don't Ever Leave Me. Dolly. 
A Little Bit o* Sugar Cane. 
True Heart. 

Bones Bring Dreams of Too. 
Hoo! Hool Ain't Yon Coming 

To- night- 
Just Someone. 
Santiago tfynn. 
When Yon Wore a Pinafore. 
In Monkey Land. 
Dear Old East Side. 
Won't You Be My Baby Boy? 
Dear Old Comrade. 
Over the Hills snd Par Away. 
You'se just a little bit o' sugar 


Will Yon Always Call Me Honey? 

I Wish 1 Had a Girl. 

Msybe I Was Meant for Yon, Dear. 

Poor Old Girl. 

She's My Girl. 

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No. 26 


the Shows in Tenement 
Houses Doomed ? 

Who or what is the impelling force ,behind Tenement 
House Commissioner Butler which has caused him to 
issue an edict against the moving picture shows located 
in tenement house districts? His course of action is 
claimed to be based on the lecent decision of a Brooklyn 
judge, and he "believes that such shows in tenement- 
houses are illegal and intends to force any establishment 
not conducted in accord with the law to close." But 
is there any law which prohibits such places of amusement 
in tenement house property? If so, why has it been over- 
looked -for so long? If such a law is on the statutes, 
the Commissioner has been lax in his duties by allow- 
ing so many of these theaters to be installed. To sum- 
marily take action to close them up now seems like 
injustice against the proprietors, many of whom have 
perhaps invested their all in the enterprise. 

It is said that the majority of the places which will 
come under the ban are located on the lower East Side 
of New York City and that some of these places are 
conducted in a manner that is prejudicial to the com- 
munity besides bringing disgrace upon the profession. 
If this is so it justifies any action that may be taken in 
closing up such places; but because some ignorant or 
greedy persons should openly violate the law is no 
reason why the punishment should be equally inflicted 
on other law abiding citizens. 

It seems to us that the only legitimate way to decide 
whether these places of amusement should be allowed to 
do business in the tenement house districts would be to 
take a vote of the heads of the families who reside within 
a certain radius of each place. Let the fathers and 
Bothers and law abiding citizens decide as to whether 
these places are desirable in their midst. If the verdict 
of the people should be against the nickelodeon. pro- 
prietor he will then have no just cause for complaint. 

The Moving Picture Association of New York, which 
is an organization composed of exhibitors, is urging the 
Film Service Association to co-operate with it in securing 
a modification of the stand taken by the city authorities. 
The building, health and fire departments are working in 
concert in the matter and imposing conditions that have 
cause the abandonment of many projects. The main ar- 
gument advanced against such places is that tenement 
buildings do not afford adequate means of exit and that 
the quarters are too small for an amusement place. To 
meet these objections some of the managers have torn out 
the apartments above the storerooms and otherwise en- 
larged the quarters. The outlay in this .respect have been 
largedthe quarters. The outlay in this respect has been 
very heavy and few of the men with such projects in 
hand have been able to undertake it. The authorities 
have thus far been unrelenting in the matter and assign 
as one of their reasons that if they did not maintain the 
position thousands of lives would be placed in jeopardy 
by men who seek gain without giving any thought to 
safeguards against possible accidents. They argue that 
no law applying to the safety of occupants of tenement 
apartments can be too strict. 

It is not stated what course of action is contemplated 
to get the modifications desired, but during the coming 
week the programme will be pretty well framed up. The 
attitude assumed by the authorities indicates that they will 
not voluntarily make any modifications, and that if the : 
courts are appealed to they will contest every step. 

Motion Picture Theatres as Insur- 
ance RisRs. 

The assertion that these places are largely responsible 
for dangerous fires is not borne out by facts, and to 
make such a statement casts a reflection upon the city 
officials in other departments which pass upon the safety 
of these places before they can be opened. Certain busy- 
bodies have taken every opportunity to exaggerate and 
make capital out of every trivial accident that has ever 
occurred in connection with the moving picture theater 
and this agitation has not been without its effect. Every 
possible safeguard is now adopted and the latest im- 
proved projecting machines are as safe to operate as an 
ordinary kerosene lamp. It is becoming more and more 
rare to have a record of any fire in a moving picture 
theater and if by accident a film should ignite, the flame 
is entirely confined to the fireproof booth. 

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•Critics who like to theorize, and who do not trouble to 
delve into facts, frequently make statements in the pub- 
lic press which are calculated to work injury to this 
business. In a recent number of the New York Journal 
of Commerce the following article was printed : 


Interests of Fire Underwriters Not Yet Properly Protected. 

Moving picture devices^are being introduced by the thou- 
sands all over the country. They are said at this time to be 
great money jnakers for the owners, and, therefore, they can 
pay an adequate rate. In some cities there are ordinances 
controlling the installation of these machines, but in most 
places there are none and the losses are beginning to-be very 
frequent. It is- suggested that the National Board of Fire 
Underwriters should frame a proper ordinance governing ' 
the installation of moving picture outfits, and that rating 
associations make a full charge, certainly not less than I per 
cent., for the hazard. Where there is no proper ordinance 
the charge should be 2 per cent., according to company 
managers. . , f • - . 



We are glad to note that this brought forth the fol- 
lowing more sensible comments on the hazards attending 
moving picture machines : - 

New York, June 17, 1908. 

Editor of "The Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bul- 

Dear Sir — I notice the article in to-day^s issue covering the 
hazard of moving pictures. It is possible that the article 
may be misleading to many of the underwriters, particularly 
as a general statement of this character is often accepted 
without full investigation. Moving picture machines came 
into vogue like many other devices that on the surface 
appealed to a certain class as a means of acquiring wealth 
quickly with the least amount of effort, consequently many 
types of machines were placed on the market — some practi- 
cal, some defective. As the demand became general and their 
permanency established it became necessary, as in all such 
cases, to perfect the machines, reducing the hazard to a mini- 
mum, with the result that very few accidents have happened 
and few losses sustained by insurance companies, particularly 
in the metropolitan area. 

Speaking of New York City, it might be interesting to .the 
underwriters to know that the Department of Water, Gas 
and Electricity and the Bureau of Violations and Auxiliary 
Fire Appliances have jurisdiction and very strict rules gov- 
erning the installation of moving picture machines. They 
compel the operators to be licensed, premises undergo 
monthly examinations, and the New York Board of Fire 
Underwriters has strict requirements both as to the con- 
struction of the enclosure and the installation of the electric 
equipment, and it is this supervision that has resulted in a 
minimum of loss. 

It is, therefore, unjust for anybody to state offhand that 
"a full charge of not less than 1 per cent, be added for this 
hazard" without thoroughly investigating the situation. 


New York, June 18, 1008. 
Editor of The Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin. 

Sir: — Having read the article in your paper yesterday and 
article by Mr. Mayes to-day in reference to the moving pic- 
ture machine hazard, I take the liberty of supplying an 
important omission, namely the fact that the National Bpard 
in the 1907 National Electrical Code, 65A, pages 137 and 138, 
has already published specifications for safeguarding the sev- 
eral hazards usually present in this business. While a charge 
can always be made by local boards of underwriters for non- 
compliance with these nationally recognized rules, such or- 
ganizations cannot enforce them any more than they can 
the adoption of any other specification which they may fur- 
nish the assured to remove a charge in his rate. There is 
no excuse, however, for any municipality not adopting and 
enforcing such rules, which are not only essential for the 
protection of property from fire, but life as well. 

The remedy, therefore, for the apparent serious menace 
attending these moving picture installations rests, first with 
the authorities, who should adopt and enforce the rules above 
referred to, as well as examine and license each individual 
operator; and, secondly, by local boards making such charge 
in rate in each case as will, by saving in premium, justify the 
expense of the safe and proper arrangement of the machines. 
The result of the application of the first named remedy 
would be positive, the second only contributive. 

Yours very truly, 

•* W. S. LEMMON. 

It is obvious that the restrictions and regulations that 
are now imposed on these theaters make them very safe 
risks — far more safe than many other industries which 
enjoy a much lower premium rate. The constant im- 
provements that are being made in moving picture ap- 
paratus- together with the strict supervision of the 
. various department officials should be grounds for asking 
for a reduction of the premium rate, rather than an 
increase. .%. i»„- . 


The proprietors of moving picture places at Coney Island 
are preparing to lock horns with the Department of Buildings 
and the Fire Department on a question bearing upon the 
seating capacity of their places. Last week the authorities 
made a big reduction in the number of chairs in the places. 
They caused from 250 to 1,200 chairs to be removed from 
each place in order to permit more aisle room. This caused 
a heavy drop in receipts and the proprietors got together to 
see what could be done. They sought legal advice and during 
the past week replaced the chairs that had been removed. 
This has been done with the expectation that the authorities 
will proceed against them and afford an opportunity to make 
a^ test fight in the courts. There is no doubt that the authori- 
ties will act and arrests are dailyexpected. . 

Coney Island, by the way, is passing throu ;h a very dis- 
couraging period so far as the owners of places there are 
concerned. In a financial sense it is the poorest season the 
Island has had in several years. The crowds are there, but 
the money is not in sight It is stated upon very reliable 
authority that the gate receipts at Luna Park have several 
times exceeded the receipts of any previous year since the 
park was first opened, but the money spent in the park is 
far below the figures that represent fair business. Similar 
complaints are heard in all quarters. In accounting for this 
condition of affairs those who venture an opinion say it is one 
of the results of the stringency occasioned during the past 
Winter by the closing of banks. 

The moving picture men on the Island are having an addi- 
tional burden to carry by the strict enforcement of the regu- 
lations applying to exits. Many of them have been put to 
considerable expense on this score. In a great many places 
extensive alterations' have been required to afford the exits 
called by the Building Department. In addition to this the 
booths or coops in which the picture machines are operated 
have been the object of strict attention during the past two 
or three weeks. All booths are now built up to the ceilings 
and covered with sheet metal both inside and outside. All 
tables in the places are now firmly fastened to the floors to 
prevent their being upset in case of a hurried exit. 

This number ends Vol. 2. " Lessons to Operators," by F* H. 
Richardson, will be resumed next week. 


Local, No. 35, of the Theatrical, Electrical, Calicium Pic- 
ture and Projecting Machine Operators' Union of New York 
and vicinity held its first meeting at Coney Island last Tues- 
day night and made a substantial increase in its membership. 
The meeting was an open one and there were in attendance 
62 applicants for enrollment. 

The opening address was made by Mr. W. D. Lang, presi- 
dent of the New York Union. It is an interesting one, in 
which the members and applicants were admonished to avoid 
all antagonism in their relations with employers. They were 
urged to not indulge in petty complaints and technicalities, 
but to remember that the time is at hand to organize and 
not waste valuable moments in fruitless quibbling. Remarks 
were also made by several members in a similar strain. 

Mr. Lang is a delegate to the National convention of the 
operators, which is to convene the second week of July next 
It is probable that this convention will be held in Washing- 
ton, D. C It was stated that after this convention is held 
the permanent officers of the New York Union will be elected 
and other details will be arranged to put the Union on a 
permanent footing. 

The Union will practically have supervision of the hiring 
and control of operators in their places of employment A 
number of film renters have already informed the Union that 
they will call upon it for operators as they need them. The 
Union has practically pledged itself to see that the operators 
they assign to positions are qualified, that they nil their 
positions satisfactorily and that those who fail in this will 
be obliged to come up to the mark or leave the Union. At 
the same time the interests of the .operators will be guarded. 

Before Tuesday night's meeting adjourned sixteen appli- 
cants paid the initiation fee of five dollars and one month's 
dues in advance. Forty-four applicants were enrolled -and 
will qualify as members at the next meeting. Each applicant 
must produce a license card issued by the Department of 
Electricity of the city before he can be admitted to mem- 
bership. Two applicants who could not produce license cards 
were rejected at Tuesday's meeting. The card rule is strictly 
enforced by the Union. 

The next meeting will be held at the Star Theater, in Man- 
hattan, on Monday evening, Jsne 29. At this meeting it is 
intended to take up the adoption of a wage schedule. 



[From the Denver "Daily News" of June 15.] 

Moving picture making was responsible for plenty of 
excitement and, incidentally, Ivy Baldwin almost lost his 
life while walking a wire 500 feet high, posing for a picture. 

The principal place of excitement was Roxborough Park, 
about twenty-five miles southwest of the city. Here H. H. 
Buckwalter had arranged for a thrilling picture of Western 
life and an invitation was sent out to the surrounding ranches 
for "about a dozen" cowboys to come in and take part in the 
riding scenes in the picture. They came all right and brought 
their sisters, cousins and aunts with them. And instead of 
a dozen the attendance numbered more than five hundred, 

Probably the most amazed people of the bunch were the 
actors and the picture men themselves. Francis W. Boggs, 
well known throughout the East as a leading man and the 
husband of May Hosmer, the star, was the "producer," or 
master of ceremonies. His business it was to write the dope 
and rehearse the people. Thomas A. Persons, a well known 
motion, picture expert from Chicago, took Buckwalter's place 
behind the camera. With them they took a dozen or more 
actors from this city, and also Miss Pansy Perry, who is well 
known as a society girl and daring horsewoman. 

Runaways and Spills. 

During the morning there' were a dozen runaways and 
spills that threatened to bring the picture making to a sudden 
close, but luck was on the side of the photographers and 
before the clouds came up in the afternoon there had been 
twenty-two exciting scenes successfully pulled off and re- 
corded on the long ribbon of celluloid. To-day the actors 
will be. taken to Golden and posed in the connecting scenes 
to finish the picture, which will be put on exhibition in a 
couple of weeks throughout the picture shows of the East 

Buckwalter went to Eldorado Springs to make a picture 
showing a day's excitement at that resort. A crowd of sev- 
eral hundred excursionists from northern Colorado helped 
swell the attendance and when they found that a moving pic- 
ture film was being made the anxiety to pose was most 
universal and everyone was a real artist in front of the lens. 
The thin man and the fat girl lost no time in getting into 
bathing suits and cavorting around in the sand, instead of 
the water, and a couple of thousand men, women and children 
who didn't care to get wet sat along the sides and enjoyed 
the sights. 

Baldwin on Wire in Storm. 

During the afternoon Ivy Baldwin started to walk the tight 
wire which is strung from cliff to cliff, more than five hundred 
feet above the stream. He had on his best tights, and was 
specially rigged* out to do some surprising and hair-raising 
stunts in front of the machine. In sight of the multitude 
below he started out on the wire, and was approaching the 
middle when a sudden squall of wind caught him and almost 
blew him from the wire. A shout from below made the canon 
re-echo, but Baldwin caught his balance and stopped where 
he could wind his legs around one of the guy wires, hoping 
the storm would soon pass. Instead it increased in severity, 
and for more than an hour the little athlete was struggling 
on the slender wire to maintain his balance. His friends were 
at one end of the wire trying to shout encouragement to him, 
but the yells were drowned in the howl of the storm. Then 
the rain came, and with it hailstones that almost pierced the 
flesh through the thin silk tights. Baldwin soon found numb- 
ness overcoming him, and decided to make a struggle to get 
across and out of the storm. With staggering steps he 
plodded along, and finally was caught at the edge of the 
precipice by his assistant and drawn almost fainting into the 
little kiosk on the rock. 

Buckwalter's plans cover at least two months of making 
pictures in Colorado, and various sections of the State will be 
visited in an effort to get thrilling films that will not only 
amuse the patrons of picture shows, but will avoid the con- 
stantly increasing grist of crime pictures that are being 
shown. Incidentally it is his object to get subjects based on 
Western tales, and set them in scenes that will boost the 
State and create a lasting impression and desire to visit the 
places where the pictures were made. , 

It is likely that before next Fall ground will be broken 
for one of the largest motion picture studios in the world 
somewhere near Denver. Colonel W. N. Selig, the noted 
Chicago inventor and motion picture producer, will be in 
the city within a few weeks to decide on the plana' which are 
necessitated by the constantly growing demand for films 
.and the. further necessity of making them where sunshine 
instead of electric lights can -be utilized. 



Many Schemes to Empty the Theater and to Secure a Con- 
stantly Changing Audience. 

The "talking" no less than the moving picture, is a form 
of entertainment that just now is perturbing theatrical man- 
agers not a little and which has obtained in this borough 
quite a foothold. That two regular playhouses should have 
been permanently given over to the moving picture shows 
in Brooklyn indicates how strongly a performance in which 
moving pictures ar^e the principal feature appeals to a large 
part of the general public when the cost of admission is 
made sufficiently attractive, says the Brooklyn Eagle. 

Brooklyn, in common with most other cities of the coun- 
try, not excepting Manhattan, and continuing down to those 
communities which are not dignified by the title of city, has 
lately seen the rapid growth of the moving picture industry. 
Scores of small five-cent shows have flourished in nearly 
every part of the borough, not to mention a great number of 
penny arcades and other resorts in which the moving pic- 
ture is made the foremost attraction. 

With the conversion of the Park Theater, however, with 
its location upon the most importan thoroughfare of the 
borough, and the large rental which is exacted for it, into 
a moving picture house, with a continuous performance from 
noon until midnight, a new element has entered into the 
local theatrical situation. 

By some theatrical managers the moving picture is not 
regarded as entirely harmful in its effect upon theatricals, 
some even going so far as to say that it begets a taste for 
the theater, which eventually makes the audiences seek the 
higher type of entertainment which the regular playhouses 
afford. However this may be, it is an assured fact that thou- 
sands of people now patronize the moving picture shows. 

Although a recent decision of the United States Court has 
determined that there can be no moving picture reproduc- 
tions of copyrighted plays without a royalty being paid to 
their owners, it is not believed that this will serve to greatly 
lessen the activity of the moving picture producers or will 
prevent them from giving an entertainment in which the 
dramatic element will be enhanced through the use of talk- 
ing devices, which supplement the pictorial effect of the 

At one show here there is no effort at reproducing sound 
by the instrumentality of the phonograph or similar talking 
apparatus, but behind the sheet upon which the pictures are 
thrown several men and women carry on the dialogue sup- 
posed to be enacted by the characters in the picture and 
other sounds, such as cheering crowds, applause, the noise 
of running horses, or tramping soldiers are reproduced by 
these unseen actors. The effect is naturally to add realism 
to the pictures. 

To lend a still greater variety to the entertainments than 
even the innumerable subjects which can be represented by 
the moving picture affords, an effort is generally made to 
give one or more vaudeville numbers in which singing and 
dancing specialties and occasionally brief comedy sketches 
are offered, while the useful "sheet" is again brought into play 
for the illustrated song, which is an indispensable adjunct 
of all such performances. 

In the Royal Theater, on Willoughby street, which has 
also been given over to an entertainment in which moving 
pictures play a prominent part, much the same order of pro- 
gramme is given, with the exception that vaudeville shares 
equally with the pictures in attracting an audience. There 
is also an orchestra of several pieces. 

A visit to one of these shows on Sunday evening showed 
that this is the night on which the managers reap their prin- 
cipal harvest. Many were the schemes used to empty the 
theater frequently and to secure a constantly changing audi- 
ence. Although on this night the usual performance was 
reduced from a duration of something over an hour to less 
than half this time, the audience was delicately reminded to 
leave by' the repetition of a picture The big business is 
shown by the fact that many were standing throughout the 
entertainment and almost as many as the house could hold 
were unable to secure admittance until the evening was half 

In other respects, the use of a "chaser," as it is known in 
vaudeville parlance, was frequent, but this did not nsake 
room for many who wished to see the performance, although 
each time there was the repetition of a picture, several hun- 
dred people left the building. 



Moving Pictures to invade the Church? Notes and Comments 

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Under the above title the Louisville Courier publishes a 
long article on the illustrated sermon and the New York 
World and Boston Transcript also give large space to the 
subject. Many clergymen have come out strongly in favor 
of the innovation. 

Rev. Dr. Kennedy, of Walnut Street (Phila.) Presbyterian 
church: "I have used the stereopticon myself with good re- 
sults. The system reaches the people through the eye as 
well as through the ear and there are some who grasp pic- 
ture explanation more readily than that which can be made 
by words." 

"Anything that accomplishes good," said Rev. T. G. 
Brashear, of Parke Memorial church, "is to be commended if 
the means are right. There has been a tendency, some people 
think, to make the church a lecture bureau but Christ used 
various illustrations to make Himself understood." 

"The idea is generally proper and commendable," said Dr. 
W. J. Darby. ' The pictures serve to hold and fix the atten- 
tion, they make the service attractive, they aid the minister 
in making his sermon of the sort that leaves a good impres- 
sion. I do not believe that pictures will ever become to be 
generally used in church services, but the world is traveling 
rapidly, changing rapidly and in that my ideas may be wrong. 

Need to Modernize Church. 

Here is what Secretary Mogge, of the Y. M. C. A., says on 
the subject: "I believe that the moderate use of the stere- 
opticon and of moving pictures for illustrated songs and ser- 
mons in the church will prove helpful in attracting, interest- 
ing and instructing larger audiences than the usual stereo- 
typed service. Certainly if modern conditions are handicapping 
the church in reaching the masses it is worth while to try 
any legitimate method to gain their attention. Numbers are 
not the only thing to strive for but a minister might just as 
well preach to a crowded church as to a lot of empty pews. • 

"Illustrated songs and sermons appeal to the eye as well 
as to the,j?a r , therefore should prove more effective. The es- 
sential thing is to appeal to the heart and the convictions. 
Entertainment is not enough. Pictures will never take the 
place of preaching and teaching, but can be made a' valuable 
aid. The church needs to be modernized to the extent at least 
of appropriating and applying the best things of the world 
that are of themselves clean, useful and attractive to the 
securing of spiritual results. I think we make a mistake to 
lei the devil have a monopoly on so many of the good things." 

Overloading with explosives makes many a gun burst. 
Overloading with too many theaters is bursting up the mov- 
ing picture business in many of the smaller cities. 

Harry Marion, formerly chief of the slide department at 
Helf & Hager's publishing house, is now in charge of the 
park booking bureau at Len Spencer's Lyceum. 

The film renters say that just as soon as the dime theater 
men begin their howl for a general change of film every day. 
then the rentals will be doubled. Yes, but where is the sup- 
ply to come from? 

The Film Association killed the strife and animosities that 
existed between the film bureaus and brought about an era 
of good feeling and friendship among the film men. A good 
strong association among the slide men would do the same 

A few months ago a downtown firm almost had the monop- 
oly of the slides used in the better class of theaters in this 
city, but it looks now as if the game had fallen into the 
hands of DeWitt C. Wheeler. And, by the way, Wheeler is 
producing some magnificent work. 

It is so easy to mistake fox fire for real flame that many 
people follow the will-o'-the-wisp, believing it to be actual 
fire. So it is with genius. That is the reason one of the 
editors* or, for the matter of that, both of the editors of one 
of our contemporaries mistake the enthusiasm of callow youth 
for the actual fires of wisdom. That great teacher,. Experi- 
ence, will in time show them how ridiculous they are. 

One of the largest film rental agencies of this city and one 
that has been making the hardest kick about copied films, is 
serving its customers with copied lantern slides. Consistent, 
isn't it? Well, several of: its customers have discovered that 
they are getting copied slides and now there is going to be 
a ruction. This same firm has been the recipient of many 
compliments for square dealing, and now they are passing 
out counterfeit slides. 

That moving pictures sometimes corrupt the morals of 
children was brought forth yesterday in the Children's Court, 
when August Treutle, 15 years old, of 504 First avenue, was 
arraigned before Judge Olmsted on a charge of grand larceny. 
He told the Judge that seeing moving pictures had inspired 
him to become a burglar. He pleaded guilty to robbing his 
employer's place of business of silverware and other property 
valued at $88.— From "New York Herald" of June 21. 

Joe Haffey has left the Imperial Moving Picture Company. 
Joe was superintendent of the film room and he sent the 
wrong reel of films to Waterbury. The films came back with 
a big kick and then Bill Steiner, the general manager, waltzed 
into the film room_and asseverated with so much pungency 
that a lambent flame filled the room and glowed with so 
much refulgency that Joe Haffey thought it was moonlight 
and went to bed. But he woke up presently and found that 
Jack Chubb had been made Supenntendent of the film room 
and that the name of Haffey was no longer on the payroll. 

Many people believe that the frenzy to open moving pic- 
ture shows has spent its force. They call attention to the 
fact that it is well-nigh impossible now to send a film over 
a circuit like was done when there was only one show in 
a town, because if the rival house has the film one week 
and the same film comes to the other house the following 
week they won't take it, as it means the reputation of being 
slow and behind time. This, of course, means that film 
bureaus must carry probably fifty films where ten would have 
sufficed when the old circuit plan was in vogue. Another 
reason to . believe that the business is settling down to a 
solid business basis is that many of the film rental bureaus 
are leasing the large theaters and buying up the better class 
of small ones and. conducting the shows themselves. This 
is not generally; known, but the fact remains. It will, no 
doubt, soon become difficult for some people to get films if 
this continues. ■ • T * 



Trade Notes. 

The State of Idaho is the latest to adopt the system of 
advertising its resources by photographs and motion pictures. 

Coffeyville, Kan. — The four moving picture theaters in 
Coffeyville, the Jefferson, Odeon, Theatorium and Pekin, all 
report good business in spite of the hard times. 

Columbus, Ga. — Mr. J. W. Murphey has sold his interest 
in the Elite Theater to Mr. Sid Farley, and Mr. Farley and 
Captain Little are now the owners and managers of that 
popular amusement house. 

Walter Kelly, formerly with the Neil Burgess County Fair 
Company, is making a success of the Park Theater in Rock- 
ville, Conn. No vaudeville — only the best selections of motion 
pictures and songs. 

Colorado Springs, Colo., June 12. — The Electric Theater, 
one of the prettiest moving picture parlors in the West, 
opened yesterday, under the management of Messrs. Shuster 
and Walker. 

Monterey, CaL — A license fee of $60 per year, payable 
semi-annually, has been decided upon for moving picture 
shows, which is a reduction from the former rate. 

Rochester, Minn. — The Mayor of this city has vetoed an 
ordinance imposing a license fee of $15 per week on moving 
picture shows. His action was influenced by a petition pre- 
sented by many of the best business men in town. 

The National Moving Picture Supply Company, 123 Fourth 
avenue, New York, is a new concern managed by Mr. Camp- 
bell. They deal in all standard makes of machines and make 
a specialty of repair work. 

Lorain, O. — The Dome, the new moving picture theater in 
the Andres Building, was opened Saturday by L. A. Gibson. 
The theater was again closed for necessary improvements 
and will open again about the middle of this week. 

Henin, I1L — Austin Hill and Ransom Little, proprietors of 
the Casino Theater in this city, are branching out into new 
territory. Last week they opened a place of amusement in 
Clifford and are doing a good business. This week they will 
open a show similar to the one in this city in Benton. These 
gentlemen have made a success in' this line of amusement and 
n< ver fail to have crowded houses. Both of these new shows 
will be in the hands of competent managers and will have the 
best service that can be obtained. 

The Manhattan Film Rental Company, 122 East Twenty- 
third street, New York, have added some new theaters to 
their chain of houses. They now control houses at Stamford, 
Saugerties, Bennington, Catskill, Rye Beach, Block Island 
and are looking for other locations. They have also opened 
a Southern agency, the International M. P. Supply Company, 
421 Law building, Norfolk, Va. 

We had an inquiry the other day as to where slides of the 
Presidential possibilities could be obtained. In one of the 
large theaters a fine portrait of Secretary Taft was being 
shown and we learned that the slide came from the Henry B. 
Ingram Company, of 42 West Twenty-eighth street. Calling 
at Mr. Ingram's studio, we were shown slides of Taft, Bryan 
and other celebrities, and patriotic, emblematic and announce- 
ment slides for all purposes. The quality of the work of this 
concern does not need our recommendation. 

The Kromograf Slide Company, 5 East Eighth street, 
New York, is a new concern that is putting out a line of 
announcement slides of more than ordinary merit Besides 
being distinctly novel in style and coloring, the slides possess 
a quality that is seldom met with in this line of work. The 
price is also very reasonable. We understand that they are 
being sold in quantity to jobbers at 25 cents each. We 
examined a selection of the stock announcements and agree 
with such experts as Len Spencer and others that they are the 
best ever produced at the price. 

Savannah, Ga. — The Superba offers a feature film which 
will be of intense interest to everybody, entitled "The Blue 
and the Gray, or the Days of '61." This film depicts a thrill- 
ing war drama of patriotism and heroism, Northern bravery 
and Southern chivalry and is non-partisan. It is along the 
lines of "Held by the Enemy" and "Shenandoah," admittedly 
two of the greatest war dramas ever written. This picture 
was shown in Charleston Monday and. Tuesday and Manager 
Bandy last night received the following telegram: "The Blue 
and the "Gray shown to 2,400 people Monday and up' to 8 

o'clock to-night to 2,100. They are blocked across the street 
and all traffic is stopped." Mr. Bandy invites all the old 
Veterans to witness the production of the great picture free 
of charge. 

Mr. James D. Law, of Philadelphia, who is doubtless known 
to most of our readers as a writer on moving picture topics 
in every branch of the art, from criticism to the composition 
of the highest grade of dramas, has recently devised a unique 
style of advertising to which he has given the name "Moto- 
graphic." The adjective is well chosen, as Mr. Law's creation 
will certainly attract notice — the first requisite of an ad- 
Many of the leading newspapers of the country have secured 
Mr. Law's services in this connection, and we are pleased 
to call attention to his card in this issue of The Moving 
Picture World. Advertisers, big or little, who wish to use. 
ads. that will stand out and be read, should lose no time 
getting in touch with Mr. Law, as we understand his plans- 
necessitate accepting only a limited number of advertisers- 
for every paper or magazine in which his ads. appear. 

Kingston, N. Y.— The Bijou Theater (George Carr, man- 
ager), one of Wilmer & Vincent's enterprises, has closed for 
the season. It is reported that its neighbor, the Novelty,, 
one of Higgins & Leeper's houses, will follow suit in a few 
days. The Lyric, owned by Peaslee & Mann, in the lower 
part of the city, is installing a cooling plant and will keep- 
open through the Summer. It is rumored that the Bijou, 
the handsomest house in the city, is for sale. Report says 
that Wilmer & Vincent, the owners, feel offended because 
the authorities allowed other houses to open when it was 
conceded by everyone that there was just patronage enough 
to make one house a paying institution. They came to 
Kingston and at an investment of fully $10,000 transformed 
a building into one of the handsomest dime theaters i» 
America, and which has been patronized by our very best 
class of people. Last Winter, when the season was at. its 
very best, they were hit hard by the smallpox scare and com- 
pelled to close for several weeks. After they opened last 
Spring and business began to resume its normal flow, a firm, 
of White Plains builders, Higgins & Leeper, leased a build- 
ing only two doors from the Bijou and started the Novelty. 
This split the patronage, and although the Bijou remained 
and is still the favorite house, it greatly reduced the patron- 
age of the same. Wilmer & Vincent, the owners of the 
Bijou, are old and experienced amusement managers and they 
can be depended upon to know whether two first-class houses 
only two doors apart can be depended upon to pay in a town 
like Kingston. Higgins & Leeper, owners of the Novelty, 
have had no previous experience in amusement enterprises 
and have taken a leap in the dark. There are many people 
in this city who believe their enterprise means disaster both 
to themselves and the owners of the old house. Yet while 
the amusement sky is so clouded it is reported that Phil 
Sampson, formerly owner of Sampson's Opera House, is 
contemplating the opening of a new moving picture theater 
in the neighborhood of the new United States post-office near 
Broadway and Prince street. Dollars to doughnuts, if Phil 
starts he will win out, or if he loses money it will be some- 
body else's, not his. 


American Kinetophone Company, St Louis, Mo. C. A. 
Lindborg, 2,449 shares; G. Edward Barnes, 2,449 shares; A. M. 
Balfay, 2 shares. To manufacture and deal in moving picture 
machines, etc. Capital stock, fully paid, $50,000. 

Cyclo Creative Company, Home Insurance Building, Chi- 
cago; to manufacture and deal in moving picture supplies; 
capital, $10,000. Incorporators: Charles K. Sherman, James 
B. Phelan, Edward E. Gray. 


Headquarters, 1291 Lexington Avenue, near Eight-sixth 
Street New York. 
At a meeting held June 19, 1008, the Moving Picture Asso- 
ciation of New York has taken steps to make its influence 
felt in the matter of threatened interference with such estab- 
lishments as are located in tenement houses. At the last 
meeting a committee consisting of Messrs. Joseph Driscoll, 
A. Weiss and Portale was appointed to investigate and co- 
operate with the film renters and others who intend to con- 
test the ruling of the Tenement House Department. Mr. 



Thomas J. Gilleran will act as counsel for the various inter- 
ests represented. 

All moving picture house proprietors of Greater New 
York who are not members of the Moving Picture Associa- 
tion should join for their own protection. The secretary 
will give full information on request. 


Secretary pro tern. 
i — 


La Crosse, Wis. — The Lyric, which was managed by Mr. 
W. J. West, has closed on account of lack of patronage. 

Rochester, N. Y.— The Davidson Theater has been closed. 
Vaudeville and motion pictures at low prices proved a losing 
vc ; . *-ure for Messrs. Chas. Gilmore and F. R. Luescher. 


Rangeley, Me., June 20. — With priceless moving picture 
films and data procured in the wilds of Maine of the habits, 
haunts and activities of the busy beaver family, caught for 
the first time in the history of nature studies, sets of films 
depicting bird, animal and insect life and information on the 
effect of music upon the denizens of the wild, Prof. C. R 
Kellogg, a New York naturalist, came out of the Dead River 
regions around the Kennebago chain of lakes to-day, after a 
month's work far from the haunts of mankind. 

The Dead River region is the habitat of numerous large 
-colonies of the interesting beaver family, and it was in the 
midst of these beaver colonies that Prof. Kellogg spent his 
■days. With his special apparatus carried far into the woods 
where neither roads nor trails penetrate. Prof. Kellogg set 
up his establishment and was able to procure a most won- 
derfully interesting series of motion pictures of the beavers 
at work and at play in and around their spacious houses 
fringing the ponds they artificially create for their dooryards. 
He caught them toting large and good sized logs, rafting 
them down the streams with the skill of river drivers, adjust- 
ing them with intelligence remarkable for dam construction, 
and photographed them at work on tree felling. 

He obtained valuable pictures in motion of clouds of beau- 
tiful colored butterflies; with his phonograph he got wonder- 
ful animal sounds, and songs of birds, the like of which he 
says man scarcely ever hears near civilization; a record of the 
bull moose calling to his mate, the weird night cries of the 
Indian Devil, the almost human cries of wounded rabbits and 
of the prowling loup cervier. 

This material will be used by Prof. Kellogg to illustrate 
lectures on nature study and is the first attempt in this unique 
direction. With real pictures and real sounds simulated he 
hopes to set at rest many claims of nature fakirs and nature 
writers' theories. 


Chicago, June 23. — The Colonial Theater is drawing crowds 
at the presentation of the "Cyclo-Homo," the newest and 
most important development of the. moving picture form of 
entertainment and which is fully entitled to the designation 
of "Advanced Moving Pictures. It is a happy combination 
of the lecturer, impersonator and the pictures, with musical 
and dramatic accompaniments, and Henry Lee, its promoter, 
has reason to be proud of the manner in which it was received 

Mr. Lee has been laboring assiduously for four years on his 
subject. It is an amplified and elaborated combination of 
that which Stoddard and Elmendorf and Edison have been 
doing for years, and yet, as an entity, it is away from all of 

The performance is a masterful one and is destined to 
longevity, since it appeals to the growing mind and amuses 
the mind matured. Its value, aside from this, is its educa- 
tional angle. 

The. pictures themselves are the best seen in this city and 
may truly be said to represent the last word thus far in the 
pictorial amusement line. With the incidental music, sup- 
plied by John Crook, the English composer, Mr. Lee also 
takes opportunity to add many dramatic effects to his de- 
scription of the places seen and he also adds to his clever 
impersonations by skilfully introducing happy reminiscences, 
anecdotes and interesting sidelights on the characters of the 
noted people he impersonates. 

To George Kleine, who is responsible, for the pictures, 
is due praise for their clearness and perfection of detail, 
while Manager . George W. Lederer has picked out another 
big winner as an attraction for his Colonial Theater. 

Manager Lederer, of - the- Colonial, said : "The Lee show 
is really a tremendous hit from every standpoint. The con- 
census of opinion is that there is at least something new 
under the sun. The audience became wildly enthusiastic and 
applauded almost continuously, so much so that the curtain 
did not fall until nearly 12 o'clock." 

The incidental music has been prepared by John Crook, 
the English composer. The literature is positively brilliant 
and sufficiently elastic to give opportunity for introduction 
of many happy sidelights, reminiscences, witticisms, anec- 
dotes and shadings in which Lee is past master. 

George Kleine, who has done probably more than any one 
individual toward the advancement of optical science and 
motography, is responsible for the unprecedented clearness, 
completeness and perfection in detail in this remarkable and 
intensely interesting entertainment, 

George W. Lederer, who is constantly seeking and giving 
to the public innovations of the most admirable and enduring 
sort, has again seized upon what is very evidently a tre- 
mendous winner, and these two, with Henry Lee, may easily 
be said to have introduced to the public a genuinely new 
and welcome form of entertainment. 


"Wife's Devotion" is a clever dramatic subject. 

"Winter in Northern Europe" is another of those scenic 
subjects of value. 

"Student's Predicament" keeps the audience in a roar from 
start to finish. " 

"A Suburban Midnight Alarm." A very entertaining and 
laughable comedy subject, 

"Brothers of the G. A. R" is a film full of dramatic interest 
to every one. 

"The Pretty Flower Girl" is an excellent . comedy and 
richly colored. 

"Circumstantial Evidence" is a good film of dramatic merit. 

"Dr. Jink's Liquid Life Restorer" is a funny one and re- 
ceives the most applause. 

"Orphan's Easter Eggs" is a film that is beautiful beyond 

"Buying a Cow" is a choice selection, embracing uproar- 
iously funny comedy. 

"The Blue and the Gray" is one of the best reproductions 
of . war scenes ever attempted and is also thrilling and in- 

"The Justice of the Redskin" is an added attraction and is 
also a thrilling subject. 

"Robbie's Pet Rat." This is a picture that keeps the audi- 
ence in a steady roar of laughter; is also humorous and 

"A Tyrolean Drama." A picture with startling situations, 
pretty scenery and a grand ending. 

"When Casey Joined the Lodge' is a happy-go-lucky com- 
edy full of interest. 

"The Slaves of the Czar" is full of action, strong dramatic 
scenes and lots of comedy. 

"The Lost Coin" is described as a pathetic story of delayed 


The social phenomenon represented by the "nickelodeon" 
is a development of our civic life that indicates an upward 
trend of the times and with a little care this popular form 
of cheap entertainment can be made to wield a most potent 
influence for good in the community. Let the proprietors of 
the moving picture theaters do what they can to gradually 
abolish the displays of "wholesale murder" which are now 
too often a part of the program, for it is a fact, whether we 
realize it fully or not, that we are growing away from the 
old standards of public entertainment and it will not be long 
before stories of "An Avenging Son" and "I'll kill muh hated 
rival" will cease to hold our attention. .Train robberies and 
safe-blowings are hardly the proper kind of intellectual food 
to spread before the plastic minds of children, for the im- 
pression left by the vivid picture forms a part of the man's 
character later in life, and this latter fact no doubt often is 
responsible for a criminal act which otherwise would not 
have Ueen committed.— Z. T. Reve in ; St, Louis "Post- 
Dispatch:" -» v> 




Middle-town, Pa., June 12, igo8. 
Editor Moving Picture World, New York City: 

Dear Sir — I write you to see if there is a movement on 
foot, and if not, isn't there some way to bring the film 
exchange dealers together to frame some rule whereby they 
can stop any moving picture theater from showing more 
than one film for 5 cents? There are two moving picture 
shows here, but the one is on its last pins simply because 
his place is too small to show but one film, but the other 
fellow shows two or three old ones, and by so doing he is 
ruining the business, and I know of other places in the same 
predicament. This thing of showing more than one film for 
S cents should be done away with, and the sooner the better 
for the business. I haven't yet received my June 6th World. 
Will you kindly give me address of the Edengraph projecting 
machine, and oblige. Yours truly, J.. M. LENNEY. 

[Address of Edengraph Manufacturing Company is 42 East 
Twenty-third street, New York. — Ed.] 


7 Ea3t Fourteenth St., New York, June 24, 1908. 
Editor Moving Picture World. 

Dear Sir: — We take pleasure to inform you that our main 
office has cabled us that we were awarded the first prize, a 
gold medal at the Cinematograph Exhibition held in Ham- 
burg, Germany, recently, at which the majority of the high 
class film manufacturers were represented with specimens 
of their work. In addition to this we were awarded the prize 
of honor. Yours very respectfully, 


(Nordisk Film Co. of Copenhagen), 
, ■ • Per Ingvald C. Oes. 


West Haven, Conn., June 10, 1908. 
Moving Picture World, 

Dear Sir: — Could you help me get a position as manager 
or cashier of some moving picture theater, or a position where 
I could learn the moving picture business or advise me in 
reference ' to same? I am a married man, forty years of 
age, good habits, etc. Had financial means once, but have 
been unfortunate. 

If I could get something to do in this line that would pay 
my own expenses: I could make arrangements for my family 
for a time, till I could better myself. I write you as I think 
the moving picture business has a great future and would 

like to get into it. Trusting you will learn of something, 
somewhere, that will suit my case and thanking you in ad- 
vance, I am Yours respectfully, 

H. D. SUTTON, 666 Campbell Ave. 


Washington, D. G, June 3, 1908. 
Editor .Moving Picture World. 

Dear Sir: — -With your kind permission, I wish to recommend 
through the columns of your valuable paper the Royal Reactor, 
a machine I purchased from Mr. Herman E Roys, of New York. 
In speaking of this- machine, I wish to state that since installing 
same my light is the best in clearness and brilliancy I have ever 
seen on alternating current; gives absolutely no heat, and the 
meter seems to be registering about one-third the usual amount. 
It is a great machine. Credit is due Mr. Herman E Roys, the 
inventor, and I wish him success. Very truly yours, 

Prop. Diamond Theater, Washington, D. C. 



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«p| | __. B^viAiw lfl «^cted for non-payment of rent. An appeal to TKXAB TEX (Great Northern Film Oo.) An 

W »»■■» *«>■» w*.aejw« her married daughter brings • refusal, with the American story for Americana. A catchy film f 
suggestion that she go to the public poorhonse. the old Indian days, showing typical life In the 

THE OUTLAW. Depicting' the Seed* of Daring There being no alternative, she goes. . Next we see wild West prairies. The film shows laaaolng and 

of a Modern "Fra Diavolo" (Blograph). — Without the poor old lady tolling In the laundry of the taming of wild bucking bronchos. Tex haa a sw««t- 

doubt, the Blograph Company has. In this subject, almshouse, where she • la discovered by her son, heart of typical Western ' beauty with whom one 

produced one of the moat sensational and Interesting Charles, who, having learned of her disappearance, of the cowboys Is madly In love, bnt she will have 

films ever made. It la rich in Incidents of a moat searches until he On is her. He takes her away at nothing to do with him. Full of hatred, William, 

exciting and thrilling nature, showing a phase of once and cares for her. This film, as a whole, pre- the bad boy, enlists the services of a Sioux Indian 

life on the Western frontier in the days of '49, with sents a great moral lesson, and the many stirring and together they rob the stables of Tex, and are 

a vein of love and romance running through It. Incidents go to show how the llgbt-bearted, good- discovered by the young girl whom they capture 

.ack Morgan was a handsome fellow, but an natnred son is often cruelly misunderstood and and carry off into the woods, where William tries 

outlaw, and although he worked In a most fear- wronged. The story Is a most touching one and la to kiss her and Is repulsed. The Indian, filled 

less, daring fashion, be successfully thwarted all bound to appeal to the spectator. Length, 790 feet, with jealous rage, slays William and tries to secure 

attempts at his apprehension. Hence it was that the girl for himself. She also repulses him and 

the mere mention of his nsme sent terror to the FLY PAPEK (Edison). — Synopsis of Scenes: is tied to- a tree. Then Tex, who having discovered 

hearts of the stage drivers of the mountains. Boys Will Be Boys. Two mischievous boys sit the loss of his sweetheart and horses and followed 

Many were the wonderful tales told at the relay watching some flies swarm around Tanglefoot fly the trail, rushes In between and knocks down the 

limn along the stage route that made the tourists paper— The spirit of mischief predominates and Indian and rescues his beloved one. Length, 56} 

shuuder with fear as they resumed their coarse they decide to see what effect It will have on .their feet. 

Westward. Dick Stanley was one of the nerviest little dog which they place on the fly paper and 

drivers on the stage line and had, as yet, escaped have great sport watching his snUcs— The idea vt„^k Ism*- 

molestation from Jack. Dick was deeply to love then strikes them to carry the sport further, so rawe rreres issue. 

with Mollie. the innkeeper's daughter, but, as our off their hasten to the nearest drug store to procure p oa t ttk navr OF A CEOWH. A baby girl Is 

story opens, they quarrel and fall out. At this the fly paper— After securing ttelr Implements of born to the King and Queen, which is a terrible dig- 

moment along rides Jack, who, of course, is un- mischief they start out on their quest for fun. appointment to both of them, for their hopes were 

known to Mollie. He asks for a drink from the The First Victim. Proves to be a tramp aaleep in bulIt „ lt being a ^j and inheriting the crown. 

well beside which the girl stands. The bright, the park— After plastering fly paper all over the Tne King, however, not to be thwarted In hi* 

cheerful countenance of Mollie makes a decided soles of his shoes, they wske him op and have plana decides to substitute a boy for thur newly 

impression upon Jack, and it is needless to say great fun through his endeavor to remove the fly born daughter. 

that the handsome young bandit— well. It is a case paper — At last he slips off his shoes and starts The norBC brings the baby to the drawing room 

of love at first sight. Jsck drives off, and Dick, after them. anvx two attendants take charge of lt and hastes 

who has watched the proceedings from a distance. ^xm and More of It. Next an old gentleman read- away on horseback through the country to the 

approaches to acquaint her of Jack's real being, ^g n ia morning paper suggests an idea to the borne of a poor peasant, whose wife has a boy 

She takes no heed of Dick, but Is still gazing j^y, — -r^ey stuff his hat full of By paper, then born on the same day as the little princess. They 

fondly at the faat fading vision of Jack; so Dick tease him until he grabs bis hat and puts It on to give the peasants a large sum of money and he 

mounts his stage box and is off. The stage arrives at£rt after tbem — They langh with great glee at allows them to take his child and leave the girl 

at a lonesome turn In the road when Jack jumps yj e regn it — Now the old maid making herself beau- instead. The mother is inconsolable and fights to 

from the brush and, covering Dick with his gun, y^j pr0 ves the next victim — After that, they dis- gave her own little one, but to no avail; they leave 

orders him to dismount, the passengers to get out cover a baby attended by a nurse and decide that their charge and forcibly carry the boy away, 

and give up their valuables, placing them in a fly paper w m be an excellent plaything for lt but Arriving at the castle, the little heir Is crowned 

handkerchief, which he makes Dick spread on tne are interrupted in their sport by the arrival of an( i the news soon spreads through the kingdom 

ground. Hsving trimmed them, he orders them y^ otaet victims. that a King has been born. 

back Into the coach and Dick to drive off. Then Love Has Ita Charms. The miachievions kids dls- The poor peasant woman, when she overcomes 

he gathers up and makes off with the booty. Dick ^ygr two lovers coming down the walk looking the grief to some extent, leaves tier drunken hu»- 

drives around back to the Inn, gives the alarm. for a grinded seat to continue their love making— band and joins a gypsy band, taking her little one 

and a posse of mounted cowboys start ont alter ^ he ^ )OJ . B cover the bench with fly paper and await ^y, her, whom she now loves as her own. 

the outlaw. Jack, driven by the pursuing party to the results which prove disastrous to the lovers— Th e next scene is twenty yesrs after, when we 

the top of a precipitous cliff, deserting his norse, ^^ hasten along the park, the kids come to a g^ the King and the dauphin starting on a hunt- 

cllmbs, or rather tumbles, down over tne roexs, aleeplng policeman against a lamp post — The op- ^g expedition, accompanied by their attendants 

badly cutting and bruising himself as he goes. nort^Hy ig too good to miss and the7 contrive to ^ courtiers. As they are riding along, the King 

Beaching the bottom, he runs through tne wooas get tbe fly pap er under each foot before their laE8 behind the party, and two highwaymen way- 

and comes upon Mollie who hides nim in tne wen pnraTlers arrive. lay and rob blm. leaving him nearly dead in the 

Just In time to elude the pursuers who drive up. Mischief Has Ita Own Reward, Hastening out of ^^ 

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binds up his wounded head with a strip or linen o{ ^ paper an d stretch a rope across the entrance ^^ h er. They are soon seen In earnest conver- 

torn from her skirt and gives him her horse, on an(J awalt th C coming of their pursuers— At the gation u j while they are chatting the mother of 

which he escapes. The cowboys soon find they are critlcal mome nt the hiding boys pull the rope tent tbe m comes upon the scene and Immediately 

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Jack galloping like mad down the open trail. , to the maas of Btlcky fly paper, but then- glee baby away . she accuses them, and as they angrily 

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ll. can and take oat a large quantity of eatables 
ir. : wine, and the nappy family alt on the gran 
inti enjoy a delightful repast, while the htmgry 
thief looks on with enTy. Length, 608 feet. 

MXbIEBIOTJS FLAXES,— Hla Satanic Majesty 
seems here to be In a T*ry good humor and performs 

mmj marvelous tricks in magic. We first see him 
dancing around a large urn, then passing his wand 
ort-r it, flames ore seen to shoot np, and oat steps 
-s beautiful maiden from a roaring are. She brings 
i tievj- of pretty girls out of space, and we see 
them all revolving in mM»t> and forming many 
marvelous pictures. Flaming vases next appear, 
on: of which come a number of graceful girls; 
otiiers Join them and they form a grand ensemble 
ind dance an extremely artistic ballet. Flrauilly they 
all disappear, and old Satan is on the scene ajaln 
doing a light fantastic with the first maiden. After 
tills he Joggles flaming torches till he goes up in 
i gush of fire, and we then see the group of girls 
again going through many beautiful dances. Length, 
311 feet. 


borne after a very late supper. Mr. Boozer enters 
his room and is preparing to retire, when all at 
once his attention la attracted to the clothes on 
the bed, which rise and fall as if possessed. His 
nerves not being of the strongest, such unusual 
proceedings frighten him not a little and he 
Quickly departs to summon help. We see him 
returning with a neighbor, but the latter flees in 
terror on witnessing the commotion in the seem- 
ingly unoccupied cot. The other tenants soon be- 
come aware of the excitement and all clamber np 
to the man's room, bat not one bas sufficient 
courage to go near the bed. All at once someone 
stepping back suddenly spreads terror among the 
others, and all make a dash for the door. In the 
rush and crush the banister breaks and all are 
thrown in a heap on the floor below. Help is 
summoned from the hospital and when the doctors 
arrive they find everything in wild confusion. After 
relieving the wounded, they enter the mysterious 
chamber and cautiously draw near the bed and 
remove the covers, only to find Imprisoned in the 
blankets a poor, frightened little kitten. The 
angry neighbors now give their attention to Mr. 
Boozer and mete out to him his well-deserved pun- 
ishment for the trouble and excitement he has 
caused. Length, 328 feet. 

MAGNETIC BEUOVAL. — A man reads on adver- 
tisement in the newspaper of a wonderful inven- 
tion, where, through magnetism, their household 
goods can be moved from one place to another 
without the slightest bother. He and his wife go 
to the office and engage the men to come and move 
their furniture to their new home. They return 
and make preparations and get their family ready 
and all go to a cafe to enjoy themselves while 
the work is being done. The men come and go 
through the house, placing the magnet on all mov- 
able staff, and at the appointed time they torn on 
the electricity and everything in the place starts 
to move, and soon the bouse is entirely dis- 
mantled, and we see all the furniture filing out of 
the house and along the street like living objects. 
Arriving at the new address, each article finds Its 
own place and in a short time the whole apart- 
ment is entirely settled and everything in Its 
proper place without the aid of human bands. 
When the family return to their new home they 
are astonished and happy to find the place ready 
tor occupancy, and when the man comes to col- 
lect the bill the head of the bouse is only too 
glad to settle with him, for all appreciate the great 
convenience of moving and getting settled in their 
new apartment without any worry or labor. Length, 
672 feet. 

OUR DOG FEXEUD3. — The idea of using dogs for 
police duty originated in Europe, and has found 
favor in the United States, for they have recently 
been added to the New York force, and this film 
gives as a clear idea of the Intelligence of the 
animals and the advantage to be gained by their 
able assistance in running down criminals. We 
see them attack a man with a stick and conquer 
him. They also attack a thief in the act of 
robbing a house and hold him at bay until the 
officers arrive. They do wonderful feats of high 
Jumping, and we see them carrying ont their 
master s commands with almost human intelligence, 
tength, 328 feet. 

KOCTTTRTTAT. THIEVES. — Here is seen an old 
miser preparing tor bed, but before retiring he 
counts his money and hides it under his mattress. 
He Is Just dropping off to sleep when two thieves 
climb on the root end come down through the 
skylight Into the attic directly over his room. 
They proceed to bore a hole in his celling, but 
the noise awakens him, and Jumping out of bed 
does not taken time to dress, but starts off on a 
bicycle for the police. He has a long way to go- 
and during hla absence the thieves succeed in getting 
Into his. room and stealing nil his valuables. He 
gets back otter corns, time with a policeman perched 
on the front of his bicycle, and as -they enter the 
house the - thieves jump out ot the window, seize 
the bicycle and ride away. When the old man 
sees how be was fooled, he and the officer set ont 
in pursuit of the thieves. They are fortunate In 
overtaking an auto . on the road, into which they 
climb, and In v short time cetch the fleeing bur- 
glars and arrest them. Length, 524 feet. 

THE FAT BABY. — This extremely fanny picture 
shows the antics of a baby weighing not less than 
two hundred pounds. She is in the kitchen help- 
ing herself to a piece of bread and Jelly. Her 
appetite Is such that nothing less than a loaf of 
bread and a pot of Jam will satisfy her. She 
comes Into the parlor, where the parents are seated, 
and begins to pout and sits on the edge of the 
table, upsetting it and canslng no end of trouble. 
The father tries to amuse her by Jumping from a 
chair onto the floor, but when she attempts it, she 
goes through the bottom and they have great 
dll2<ralty In extricating her. The parents take her 
out for a walk and while passing a store she gets 
her eye on a small rocking horse and frets till she 
gets it. After mounting It, the combined strength 
of both parents Is barely sufficient to drag it along 
under her. They come upon a couple seated at a 
bench In the park and sit beside them to rest, but 
when the baby sits in the center her terrible 
weight breaks the bench down, scattering the occu- 
pants in all directions. She next gets a doll and 
toy balloon and is amusing herself when the 
father takes the balloon away from her and he is 
so small that he Is carried up in the air and 
dangles around until rescued by his offspring, who 
carries bim in her arms to safety. They finally 
get ber home with the toys and are completely 
exhausted from the many ordeals of the trip. 
Length. 828 feet. 

WALKS IN SOUDAN.— These views of a very 
interesting part of the black continent are bound to 
be welcomed by all lovers of comfortable travel- 
ing who enjoy an animated representation of the 
manners and customs of races so wide apart from 
their own, who can never expect to go ont there 
to see them for themselves. We are brought In 
close contact with typical scenes of native life in 
Soudan, such as a market place with all its bustle 
and bustle. We see weavers making large mats for 
the purpose of lying or sitting on. also dealers In 
arms and golden ware, native musicians and a 
number of other Interesting and educational scenes. 
Length. 844 feet. 

LOVERS' tt.t. LUCK. — A dashing young woman 
who Is bored to death by her old husband sends a 
note to ber young admirer, inviting him to call, 
and when he receives the love letter he leaves for 
her home post haste. The lady In question feigns 
illness and Insists upon being left In solitude to 
quiet ber nerves. The husband, thinking she is 
very ill, goes out. As soon as he bas left she is 
as bright and gay as a soabrette and makes hasty 
preparations to receive ber lover. 

Soon the bashful young man is on the scene and 
Is very cordially received by the hostess. He does 
not forget, . on entering, to tip the moid, who 
promises to inform him when the old man returns. 
The amorous young Borneo Is soon making desperate 
love to the queen of bis heart, when in rushes the 
maid, warning them of tbe husband's. return. The 
woman quickly hides ber companion in a wardrobe 
and turns Just In time to welcome her husband. 
He, however, beard the excitement and accuses ber 
of having some one secreted in the closet. She 
proclaims her Innocence, and Just as the old man 
Is about to investigate, ont walks ber friend dis- 
guised as a woman and giving the old fellow a 
coquettish nndge. departs for the street and liberty. 
The old man falls on bis knees and begs forgiveness 
from his loved one for during to suspect ber. 

We next see the young man hastening down the 
street in a very ladylike manner and followed by 
a string of old sports who mistake him for a 
woman. The chase continues for some time and 
finally, to rid himself of his admirers, he Jumps 
into a baker's cart and pulls the lid down, thereby 
giving the old men the slip. Finally we see the 
baker start off with the cart, and as they near tbe 
masquerader's home, be Jumps out and rushes In, 
glad to be back after such a trenuous experience. 
Length, 278 feet. 

MTTBTSTO'B AFFTNTTY (Lubln) .— Mepblsto re- 
ceives from bis wife leave ot absence to earth for 
twenty-four hours. While there he meets his affin- 
ity In a beautiful statue. He brings the marble to 
life and then starts ont to have a good time. 
Twenty-four hours have passed and Mephlsto still 
lies in tbe charms of his affinity. He forgets all 
about time and place until he Is rudely awakened 
by Mrs. Mephlsto. who comes to earth to see what 
keeps her beloved one away from ber. She breaks 
up tbe affinity game and takes her husband home 
with her. Length, 633 feet. 

Rear Mr. Troubles, always trying to help everybody 
and forever getting himself into a mess. His wife 

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cleans house and be succeeds In smashing most of 
the furniture in his honest desire to help her. Bis 
efforts are rewarded by being driven oot in very 
quick order. He next rains the camera of a mov- 
ing picture man; breaks op the stock of a crockery 
man; tries to help a painter; upsets a corpulent 
African; defends, a wife against a pugilistic hus- 
band, with the usual result; Is ran over by an auto- 
mobile; until at last, badly battered, be seeks the 
shelter of bis own room. Length. 275 feet. 

HELD FOB RANSOM (Lubin). — Several wild 
young men hare been enjoying a Jolly night. They 
have been chased away from several corners for 
insulting people and at length meet an old sport who 
falls asleep on a step. One of the crowd Induces 
bis companion to steal the man's watch. He being 
In a sv ml -conscious state does so— and on regaining 
reason wonders where be got It. Time elapses 
when be marries a nice girl and they have a pretty 
baby. The crook who has been forgotten by him 
bas grown desperate from want and learning bis 
wherei bouts Induces him to agree to the kidnapping 
of his own child in order to get a ransom from 
bis rich father-in-law, meanwhile holding the stolen 
watch incident over him. He Is powerless and his 
wife becomes a maniac. After the father-in-law 
bas placed the amount under a rock the thieve3, 
having concealed themselves, make, way with it. 
The wife, with the cunning of the Insane, follows 
unseen to their retreat. She calls assistance, the 
police follow them to the river; then a desperate 
fight ensues on the water, when they are arrested. 
The wife's reason is restored upon regaining her 
child, and the old sport receives his watch good 
naturedly. Length, 815 feet. 

STUDENT'S MLMDCl or A Joke on Bis Parents 
(Lubln). — Bube has been to High School for a year. 
He comes borne to see bis parents. Nobody saw 
him coming and so he decides to play a joke on 
his old folks. Putting on whiskers he enters the 
house. The mother sees him first and thinking he 
is a robber calls the Iceman to her aid. The iceman 
gets bold of the father Instead of the son and 
throws him out of the bouse. After many more 
mizups between father. Iceman and son, the latter 
discloses bis Identity. An extremely funny subject. 
Length, 580 feet. 

(Lubln). — Of aU interesting cities of the United 
States. Philadelphia Is the most Interesting and 
dear to the heart of every true American. Onr 
film depicts historical scenes beginning with: 1. 
The Independence Hall, where the Declaration of 
Independence was signed. 2. Where George Wash- 
ington was Inaugurated president of the United 
States, w. The Betsy Boss house, where the first 
American Sag was made. 4. The grave of Benjamin 
Franklin. 5. Where the first Continental Congress 
assembled. 6. Where the first Supreme Court of 
the United States was held. 7. Benedict Arnold, 
the traitor's home. 8. The United States mint, the 
largest in America. 9. Scenes from Fairmount 
Park. We intend to place on the market from time 
to time interesting and historical American scenes 
and are sure the public will appreciate these films. 
Length, 305 feet. 

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Eclipse). — The arena for the enactment of this 
drama Is the luxuriously furnished drawing-room of 
a wealthy merchant. The wife and child are sur- 
rounded by every possible comfort, and one would 
imagine both to be as happy as possible. The hus- 
band coming home one day brings with him a friend. 
No significance would have been attached to this 
had not the sanctum of this home been Invaded 
by this person. The confidence reposed In him is 
abused, as at a subsequent occasion when the hus- 
band returns unexpectedly be finds his wife re- 
ceiving the attentions of the other. Confronted 
with her guilt, the woman is bidden leave the 
premises, which she does reluctantly but in the 
company of the other *w»ti The governess is re- 
tained to continue her dnties In caring for the 
child. In time of iUness of the latter the gov- 
erness waits upon the child and is unceasing in her 
care for the little one. One day the father pro- 
poses marriage to the governess, and before be 
secures bis reply the former wife calls to secure 
the child. The father addresses himself to the 
little girl and requests her to choose a mother from 
the two. She hesitatingly steps forward to her 
mother, then looks back at ber governess and 
rashes back to the latter. The mother leaves the 
group, and now the governess and the father of 
the girl look at each other and are soon locked in 
each other's embrace. The reward for faithfulness 
of the governess Is Inestimably great. Length, 517 

PEHNTLES3 POET'S LUCE (Ganmont). — A luck- 
less and proverbially poor post meets with good 
fortune and for a day. at least, he eeema to enjoy 
life. The landlord calls for the rent, and as it Is 
not forthcoming the poet Is obliged to vacate the 
premises. Tailing with him an old MsHl clock, 
be- sallies forth to realise what be can on hla prop- 
erty. A hack Is engaged, and the first stop la at a 
pawnshop, where his persistence to realise en the 
adjudged worthies property results in as alterca- 
tion.' during which " the' framework of lis clock la 
broken. Now a fruitless search for a banker Is 

made. The coachman will not ■M"»H his fat. 
until he receives his money. AU attempts to t-aci> 
are frustrated. Finally he sells bis coat am! T m 
and with the proceeds he is taken to the rao 'rati.' 
Here he places a bet and wins. He buys tht book 
maker's coat, pays the coachman, and then is .Irirea 
to a fashionable resort. The. coachman receive. . 
liberal tip and the clock. Length, 790 feet. 

CAST OFF BY HIS FATHER (Ganmont ). — vma- 
ing are the efforts of a young man thrown epes 
his own resources for a livelihood. Accustomed to 
spending money lavishly by the liberal allowance of 
a wealthy parent, the young fellow travels a psce 
that keeps the fatber In hot water as to the extent 
3f the next escapade. Finally matters assume roeb 
serious aspects that the father is obliged to cau 
bis son off and compel him to paddle bis own canoe 
as much for his own good as for that of the parent 
Under great lamentation the creditors of tbe yooaj 
fellow are evicted, and under protestation of tit 
mother the son must strike out tor himself. Hit 
first experience is as a cabman, next as a clerk it 
a soda fountain, then be pushes a vegetable cart, 
and finally is waiter in a restaurant. Good acuta 
In every phase. Length. 557 feet. 

USEFULNESS AT AH END (Ganmont). — A mer- 
itorious subject in every respect. The pbotograpait 
quality is unexcelled and dramatization perfect Ii 
every particular. An old man is discharged froa 
bis work because of bis falling strength. Wlthoct 
money and no means of procuring it legitimately, 
the physical needs can be supplied only by charity. 
The old man begs, bnt as this la prohibited, tht 
prospects for the future are Indeed most dreary. 
Disconsolate, tbe old man wanders into the woodi. 
where, soon after. Just a trifling action on his part 
saves the life of a policeman and causes the appre- 
hension of a desperate criminal. Wandering hack 
Into town, the old gentleman unfortunately comn 
under suspicion of burglarizing tbe home of hli 
former employer, and circumstantial evidence polnti 
to him as the guUty one, when the grateful oScer 
who was tbe recipient of tbe kindly act in the 
woods, appears for him and stays proceedings. Tht 
country is scoured and the guilty man run down 
with tbe property of the man robbed on his person. 
The old man Is released, and a kindly disposed lady 
gives him employment as her gardener. Touchier 
pathos throughout. Length. 560 feet. 

mont). — Tbe proprietor of a Summer garden It 
somewhat dejected owing to the lack of trade. Be 
Is honored by a visit from bis Satanic Majesty. 
Noticing the lack of 'tables and chairs, tbe Prince 
of the Netherworld magically produces a supply: 
likewise he causes to appear as patrons a number 
of his associates, and tben produces tbe maids to 
wait upon them. g.Tpn now orders a number of 
his men to take tbe saloon-keeper and roU bin into 
a well, through which be enters into the lover 
regions. After inflicting a number of severe pen- 
alties, they place him in a barrel and roll it along 
until the barrel drops over a precipice. He goes 
down, down and down, and finally tbe barrel drop* 
through tbe celling of his room, where his wife It 
anxiously awaiting him. Here he gets his medi- 
cine, but friends come to the rescue and all join 
In tbe general hilarity. Length, 430 feet. 

HELD FOR RANSOM (Balelgb & Roberta).— Two 
daughters of a wealthy merchant, while drlviir 
through a forest, are attacked by a band of high- 
waymen, and the prettiest of the two. tbe sweet- 
heart of an officer. Is taken prisoner and held for 
ransom. . At the borne, everything is excitement 
and tbe "father is about to grant the demand and 
produce the amount stipulated when the yotmt 
officer Interferes and orders the emissary of the 
bandits begone. Other officers are quickly sum- 
moned, and with the lover as their leader they 
are on the trail of the b^n^lrs. Tbe agent, return- 
ing to the rendesvous, reports the turn of affairs. 
and taking np their victim, they hurry off, bat • 
little lad, who Is left in the place and who has 
compassion upon the fair prisoner, observes wtot 
disposition Is made of her and leads the porsuen 
to a precipice over which they cast the unfortunate 
young woman. Luckily no serious injuries were 
Inflicted by the fall and she is soon rescued by ber 
lover from her precarioua position. The little fellow 
Is handsomely rewarded, and the series conclude. 
with an enlarged view of the little fellow, beau- 
tifully band colored. Length, 760 feet. 

TEB (Ganmont). — This subject is exceptionally wen 
rendered. The settings and costumes are those la 
vogue In the days of knighthood. A poor knigtt 
la In love with the beautiful daughter of a duke. 
His attentions are received with favor by the 
maiden, but the duke will not consent to a be- 
trothaL The knight, with tbe assurance that the 
maid win wait a period of five years, goes to seek 
his fortune at war. In due cource of time another 
cuitc? presents himself, but Is repulsed. Accra- 
■vated at his failure, the latter rescrta to Intrigue 
and engsses a witch to conjure a vision of the 
fcnisbt being married to another. Shocked at the 
iaSdellty of her lover, she resigna herself and ac- 
cepts the proposal of tbe new suitor; is married 
after the expiration of Ave years, and Is prsrinx 
to the Virgin Mary in the sanctum of the cathe- 


549 ' 

dr..:, when ber belated lover nuhn In upon her. 
When to* unfortnnate katebt realises the decei 
resorted to tod the S^WwiS to him. be { 
dead. Grieved end shocked, the newly wedded _ 
prostrate over tbe llfeleos form of her lorer sad 
expires. It ts thai tber are found by tbe groom, 
deprived of bla prlre dishonorably acquired. Tbe 
tiro lovers are burled together, under great grief 
at their untimely demise. Tbe photographic Qual- 
ity and definition are perfect. Beautiful and ap- 
propriate tones. Length, 820 feet. 

subject Is an exceptional bit aa a comedy and 
will bring a storm of applanse. A young man 
approaching the state of manbood Is desirous of 
raising a beard. Tbe advertisement of a hair tonic 
comes to his notice and be promptly Invests In a 
large bottle. At home be secretely applies tbe 
tonic, but tbe moid discovers him In tbe act of 
applying It and causes aim to discontinue antU 
each time wben he can be alone. When the first 
opportunity presents Itself to ber she applies a 
liberal potion to ber face. Tbe result Is that tbe 
young man has a very irregular growth of beard, 
while tbe maid succeeds in growing a luxuriant 
crop of hair on her face. Length, 224 feet. 

THE CAT'S REVENGE (Lax). — A cook sent oat 
to purchase a rabbit rests her market basket to 
gossip and a couple of boys exchange a live cat 
for the rabbit. Beaching home, tbe cook is sur- 
prised to note her loss, but unhesitatingly places 
the cat In tbe stew pan. The spirit of the cat, 
however, seeks revenge, and continuously appears 
before tbe cook in magnified form. The vision 
haunts the cook to such an extent that she flees 
from room to room, and Is not overtaken by tbe 
household until she drops exhausted on tbe floor 
of the basement. Length. 227 feet. 

CT.ARTOHET SOLO (Ganmont.) — On the stage of 
a beautiful theater tbe artist bas made bis appear- 
ance with considerable pomp. With great gusto 
he attempts to produce tbe harmonious sounds bis 
expectant audience is craving for. After several 
unsuccessful attempts, he manages to produce a 
series of vibrations that have a decidedly unsatis- 
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veritable storm of vegetables and poultry special- 
ties for the performer. Without tbe least emotion 
the man bows himself from tbe stage. Length, 117 

IIAGIC SICE (Gaumont). — A highly entertaining 
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Lengtb, 1S7 feet. 

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unavailing, as It always turns up and almost In- 
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people are shot by the sportsmen, being mistaken 
for game. Finally, tbe sportsmen are disabled and 
limp borne. They purchase from a bunter a number 
of rabbits and return to tbe city and Its attrac- 
tions. Lengtb, 3S7 feet. 

— An excellent comedy, well rendered. A tile bas 
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drops down Into tbe squirming mass of humanity 
and ladders. Lengtb, 254 feet. 

THE WBBBBP L0VEB3; or. Where Tbare'a 
a Will There's a Way (Vltagrapb). — That love con- 
quers all difficulties is most emphatically demon- 
strated In this picture. It opens with a library 
scene, an old man with a gouty foot sitting on one 
Bide of tbe table, his wife on the other. Their 
daughter and ber lover enter. Tbe young man 
wants to marry tbe girl. The mother shakes ber 
bead; the old man violently refuses. The lover tries 
to argue, bat la sternly ordered away. He goes, 
leaving bis sweetheart in tears, but resolves to 
have the girl at all hazards. Tbe lovers meet in 
a suburban lane and are planning an elopement 
when the old man surprises them, drives the young 
man away and takes his daughter home. At night 
the persistent young man drives np to tbe house 
in a runabout. Tbe girl, who is evidently aware 
of tbe scheme, runs out. jumps Into tbe buggy, and 
tbe couple drive off. A Justice of tbe peace, who 
has been let into tbe scheme, emergeB from tbe 
bushes and starts tbe marriage ceremony, when an 
automobile comes along. Tbe angry parents, who 
are its occupants, see tbe couple, divine tbe inten- 
tion, alight and stop tbe proceedings. Tbe girl is 
taken borne. Tbe lover Is again foiled. 

From a lane leading toward the young lady's 
borne, sbe Is ceen lounging In a bommock. Tbe 
lover appears, leading two horses. The girl Is 
summoned, mounts a horse, and with tbe young 
man starts away. The guardian informs the father 
and he starts off after the fleeing pair. The couple 
grasp a justice of tbe peace, tbe young man lifts 
bin on his horse and they ride on. Tbe justice 
marries tbe persistent couple as they are riding at 
breakneck speed. Tbe ring is passed to tbe girl 
and they are soon pronounced man and wife. The 
angry father rides up and is informed that they are 
married at last. He rages, then calms and gives 
bis blessing. Length, GOO feet. 

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'Omtlmt Joe ..877 ft. 

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Love Will Find a Way 850 ft 

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I Can't Bead English 450 ft 

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Am Animated Doll 700 ft. 

Peek's Bad Boy 1000 ft 

Don't Pun My Lett 425 ft. 

James Boys in Missouri 1000 ft. 

A Lord For A Day 880 ft 


Xady Andley's Secret •. . . 705 ft. 

Held by Bandits 800 ft 

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Sailor In Philippines 835 ft 

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Dolly, the Circus Queen — — 

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Night Riders 815 ft 

The TJaderdog .72s ft. 


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The Paralytic's Vengeance 614 ft. 

Faithful Governess Rewarded. .517 ft 

PeaaOess Poet's Lock 7»0 ft. 

Cast Off by His Father 557 ft 

Usefulness at an End 560 ft. 

TTn* Saloonkeeper ■■ Nightmare. 4SO ft. 

Held for Ransom 760 ft. 

A Poor Knight and tbe Duke's 

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The Effective Hair Grower. .. .224 ft. 

Tbe Cat's Revenge ..227 ft 

Clarinet Solo 117 ft 

Magic Dice 187 ft. 

Three Sportsmen and a Hat. .887 ft 
Mr. Brown Has a Tile Loose.. 254 ft 

Carnival at Nice 057 ft 

Battle of Flowers in Nice.... 224 ft 

Mischievous Dlabolo 167 ft. 

The Marriage of a French 

Soldier 847 ft 

Unlucky Luck 240 ft 

Warsmen at Play 800 ft. 

Rugby Match 300 ft 

River Avon 284 ft 

Sammy's Sucker 867 ft 

River in Norway 24T ft 

A Mean Man .....284 ft 

Expensive Marriage 440 ft 

Mr. Fartnan's Airship 254 ft 

Magical Suit of Armor 180 ft 

Artificial Preparation of the 

Diamond 887 ft 

Around the Coast of Brittany .274 ft 

Red Man's Revenge 607 ft 

School Boy's Joke 887 ft 

Inventor's Son's Downfall 674 ft 

Student's Predicament 634 ft 

The Persistent Beggar 227 ft. 

Hedge Hog Coat 217 ft 

Tbe Minstrel's Sacrifice 767 ft 

Remorseful Son 487 ft 

The Castle Ghosts 850 ft 

Oxford and Cambridge Boat 

Race 180 ft 

Steel Industry 810 ft 

Lost Pocketbook 724 ft 

The Winning Number. ...... .400 ft 

Youthful Samaritan 560 ft 

The Carnival at Nice 884 ft 

The Basket Maker's Daugh- 

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Canine Sagacity .884 ft 

Scotland 600 ft 

An ILftraordlnary Overcoat... 8TT ft 

Fond of His Paper 174 ft 

Running for Office 884 ft 

Thirty Years Afu-r 660 ft 

Awkward Orderly 884 ft 

Mr am is Capricious 884 ft. 

A Good Thief 517 ft. 

Boston Normal School Pageant.975 ft 

Tbe Miser.... . 900 ft 

Tbe Little Peace-Maker 120 ft. 

Pranks with a Fake Python... 682 ft 

Side Show Wrestlers 485 ft 

Hunting Teddy Bears 808 ft 

The Miser 900 ft 

Curiosity Punished 564 ft. 

Dp-to-Date Clothes Cleaning. . .210 ft 
Justinian's Human Torches.... 187 ft 
A Fake Diamond Swindler.... 686 ft 


For the Sake of a Crown.... 852 ft 
Troublesome Theft ..........'.608 ft 

My rterlons Flames . . .' .811 ft 

Mr. Boozer Gets a Fright. . . .828 ft 

Magnetic Removal ..........672 ft 

Our Dog Friends 828 ft 

Nocturnal Thieves 624 ft 

The Fat Baby 828 ft 

Walks in Soudan: » 844 ft. 

Lovers* 111 Luck 2T8 ft 

Beatrice Cencl 770 ft 

Tbe New Maid 721 ft 

Ruffians Thrashed 164 ft 

Astrakhan Fisheries 206 ft 

Peculiar People .....803 ft 

Grandfather's Pills 641 ft 

Double Suicide 600 ft 

Victim of His Honesty 360 ft 

Unlucky Artist 442 ft 

Poor Pussy 459 ft. 

Tracked by the Police Dog.... 828 ft 

Messenger's Mistake 328 ft 

Joyous Surprise 606 ft 

The Ragpicker's Daughter 788 ft 

Drama in the Tyrol..... 623 ft. 

Misadventures of a Sheriff. . . .508 ft 

Music and Poetry. 377 ft. 

Dynamite Duel 442 ft 

A Tiresome Play 426 ft 

Brazil — The Cascades... ......213 ft 

Don Juan 1,082 ft 

Arabian Dagger 495 ft 


Philadelphia, tbe Cradle of 

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Held For Ransom 815 ft. 

Student's Prank, or a Joke on 

His Parents 680 ft 

Romance in a Gypsy Camp... 725 ft 

The Old Maid's Parrot 250 ft 

An Honest Newsboy's Be ward. 745 ft. 

Two Little Dogs 210 ft 

Mephlrto's Affinity.. 635 ft 

Adventures of Mr. Troubles. . .271 ft 

Tbe Hand of Fate 670 ft 

Magnetic Vapor 845 ft. 

The Miner's Daughter 916 ft 

Two Brothers of the G. A. R.600 ft 


Texas Tex 565 ft. 

Tbe Pupa Changes Into a But- 
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A Chance Sbot. ............. .853 ft. 

Two Gentlemen*....'. 266 ft 

The WiU. ...I. '.......;.. 876 ft 

Mr. Drawee (comic) 410 ft 

The Flight from the Seraglio.. 625 ft 
Winter Maneuvers of the Nor- 
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Sports of All the World .674 ft 

Emperor Hero on the Warpatb.880 ft 
Honor Lost— Every thing Lost.. 669 ft. 

Dog-Training 294 ft 

A Misalliance .....760 ft 

The Champagne Bottle....... 167 ft 

A Modern Naval Hero ...718 ft 

Inleo and Antonio (Boxers) . . .250 ft 
Lion Hunting 694 ft. 


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Damon and Pythias... 

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Not Yet But Soon — — 

The Shadow of the Law 

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Summer Boarders Taken In.. .638 ft 
Troubles of a New Drag Clerk.470 ft 
The Blue Bonnet 026 ft 

Rip Van Winkle... 1000 ft 


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Leap Year Proposals of an 

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The Story the Boots Told.... 600 ft 
The Patriot; or The Horrors 

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Tbe Selfish Man ..407 ft. 

Tbe Reprieve 400 ft 

A Bachelor's Baby; or, A Gen- 
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Borneo and Juliet ...915 ft 


Tbe Faithless Friend 626 ft 

Tbe Man and His Bottle 850 ft 

Tbe Boarder Got the Haddock.310 ft 

Tricky Twins ......255 ft. 

Painless Extraction 225 ft 

Father's Lesson. ...600 ft 

Hunting Deer 835 ft 

Tbe Prodigal Son ...693 ft 

Catching a Burglar ..625 ft 

Nasty Sticky Staff SOS ft 

Professor Bounders' Pills SSO ft 

Leap Year; or. She Would Be 

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The Interrupted Bath.........liJ ft 

The Gambler's Wife .'..".630 ft 

Doctor's Dodge 2SO ft. 

Tbe Great Trunk Mystery.... 602 ft 
Freddie's Little Love AEalr.,.345 ft 
The Mlssian of a Flower.. ..SSO ft 

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A Sacrifice for Work 840 ft 

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